Analyst Ratings for Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (TDS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Telephone & Data Systems Inc. (NYSE:TDS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for TDS last month.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave TDS a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for TDS. The maximum price target given was 36, which equates to a potential upside of 25.52 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 33, implying a possible loss of 15.06 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 231.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.28 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1035.71 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

TDS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -52.71 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. TDS has a PEG ratio of -0.84.

TDS has traded between a high of 32.98 and a low of 24.12 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.91 percent, and 13.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. TDS has a price/earnings ratio of 44.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TDS value stock report compares TDS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of TDS is $3.13 billion. TDS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.