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 highest price target was 36, implying a possible profit of 25.52 percent. The lowest price target was 33, implying a possible loss of 15.06 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 231.25 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1035.71 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of TDS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -52.71 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of TDS is -0.84.

TDS has traded between a high of 32.98 and a low of 24.12 over the past year. Today's price is 18.91 percent above the 52-week low, and 13.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. TDS has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.13 billion. TDS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.