Analyst Ratings for U.S. Cellular Corp. (USM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of U.S. Cellular Corp. (NYSE:USM) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for USM last month.

2 analysts declared USM a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for USM by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 47, implying potential capital gains of 23.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 39, implying a possible loss of 2.36 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.17 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 42.08 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.26 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 865 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 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of USM to grow at a rate of -48.71 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of USM is -1.04.

In the last 52-weeks, USM has achieved a high of 46.01 and a low of 33.30. Today's price is 14.41 percent above the 52-week low, and 17.19 percent lower than its 52-week high. USM has a P/E ratio of 50.64. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The USM value stock report compares USM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.29 billion. USM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.