Windstream Hldgs Inc (WIN): Stock to Keep Your Eyes on

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 16, 2018

Windstream Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:WIN) shares traded -5.37% down during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $1.41. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 11 analysts.

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Windstream will report full-year sales of $5.74 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $5.67 billion to $5.77 billion. Windstream has a 12 month low of $1.28 and a 12 month high of $5.63. Zacks' EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Windstream.

News headlines about Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $5.76 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $5.71 Billion and high estimates of $5.84 Billion according to the prediction of 12 analysts. Windstream had a negative net margin of 35.79% and a negative return on equity of 191.89%. Windstream's revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter past year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.89) earnings per share.

WIN has been the subject of several analyst reports. Finally, Guggenheim initiated coverage on shares of Windstream in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.77% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 3.09%. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Windstream from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 21st. BidaskClub cut shares of Windstream from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Windstream Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:WIN) has analysts' mean recommendation of 3.4. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $1.96. The stock exchanged hands 2.07 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 2.61 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $294.39 Million. Windstream has a 1-year low of $1.28 and a 1-year high of $5.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $319.24, a PE ratio of -0.96 and a beta of 0.17.

In other news, Director Michael G. Stoltz bought 29,734 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.58, for a total transaction of $46,979.72. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 97,453 shares of the company's stock, valued at $153,975.74. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 106,928 shares of the technology company's stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 102,003 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Windstream by 2,071.1% in the fourth quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 115,280 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $204,000 after acquiring an additional 85,500 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN's holdings in Windstream were worth $1,208,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 110,313 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $204,000 after buying an additional 110,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC boosted its position in Windstream by 287.1% in the third quarter. The institutional investor owned 652,756 shares of the technology company's stock after buying an additional 389,632 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 55.18% of the company's stock.

As regular trading ended, Windstream Holdings, Inc. Its Consumer & Small Business segment offers services, including traditional local and long-distance voice services, and high-speed Internet services; and value-added services, such as security and online back-up.

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