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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for TDS. The highest price target was 36, which equates to a potential upside of 25.52 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 231.25 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.28 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1035.71 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

TDS has a 52-week high of 32.98 and a 52-week low of 24.12. 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 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.