Analysts Expect Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) to Announce -$0.40 EPS

For the past 5 years, Windstream Holdings, Inc.'s EPS growth has been almost -32.7%. However its weekly volatility is 7.29% and monthly volatility is 6.34%. They now have a United States dollars 5.25 price target on the stock. The stock notched a 12-month high of $5.95 while $9.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are now evaluating the company, $3.05 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. Analysts, on average, seem bullish as they suggest ALLY is worth $4.4 more, giving a target price of $24.6 a share.

On the last trading day, Windstream Holdings, Inc. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up. And it remains to be seen which target price WIN can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -58.50% fall for the past twelve months. On Wednesday, May 17 the stock rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Outperform". $6.50's average target is 54.39% above currents $4.21 stock price. With 4.70 million avg volume, 7 days are for Windstream Holdings Incorporated (NASDAQ:WIN)'s short sellers to cover WIN's short positions. The firm's market cap is $796.26 million. Windstream Holdings has a 52 week low of $3.85 and a 52 week high of $10.45. Windstream Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern's scale. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of ($1.15) per share, with EPS estimates ranging from ($2.75) to ($0.40).

8 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter, analysts estimated mean sale target of 1490.31 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 1506.12 million and 1477.2 million respectively. Comparatively, Windstream Holdings, Inc. posted earnings of $-0.58 per share in the same quarter past year. Typically, they estimate what the company's earnings and cash flow will be for the next couple of years, and then apply a ratio - such as a price-to-earnings ratio - to those estimates to determine what the future stock price should theoretically be.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date will be Wednesday the 29th of March 2017. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 14.93%.

Windstream Holdings (WIN) traded up 3.61% on Thursday, hitting $4.02.

By historical standards, Windstream Holdings, Inc. remains a cheap stock. If you are accessing this piece on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. Raymond James raised its rating on Windstream Holdings, Inc.to Outperform on 17/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating.

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More recent Windstream Holdings, Inc. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,160,595 shares of the company's stock valued at $104,426,000 after buying an additional 19,129,529 shares during the period. About 6.57 million shares traded or 99.70% up from the average.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Finally, UBS Oconnor LLC acquired a new position in shares of Windstream Holdings during the first quarter worth about $15,887,000.

  • Zachary Reyes