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.

Several price targets were given for TDS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 36, implying a possible profit of 25.52 percent. The lowest price target was 33, which equates to a potential downside of 15.06 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 231.25 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1035.71 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. TDS has a PEG ratio of -0.84.

In the trailing 52-weeks, TDS hit 32.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.12. Currently the stock is 18.91 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 13.04 percent. 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.