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.

USM was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 47, implying potential capital gains of 23.36 percent. The lowest price target was 39, which equates to a potential downside of 2.36 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.17 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 42.08 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.26 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 865 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of USM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -48.71 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. USM has a PEG ratio of -1.04.

USM has traded between a high of 46.01 and a low of 33.30 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14.41 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.