Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) – Worth Watching Stock

Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $2.50 price target on shares of Windstream Holdings in a research note on Thursday.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of -2.7 percent.

WIN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. The stock touched 52-week High of $10.45 on 09/29/16 and 52-week Low of $1.87 on 08/23/17. The ex-dividend date was set for Wednesday the 28th of June 2017.

Previously Windstream Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:WIN) reported $-0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $-0.4 by $0.03. The value of the total investment in Windstream Holdings, Inc. went from $762,000 to $409,000 a change of 46.3% quarter to quarter.

Windstream Holdings, Inc., launched on May 23, 2013, is a holding company. Of those analysts, 1 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 7 rate it as Hold, and just 1 analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock now has a Market Cap of $9.70B.

The Stock had a 2.78 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.38 and 2.44 respectively. Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report -0.39 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.50 billion.

Quarterly Revenue growth year over year is 9.7 Percent. Kite Pharma, Inc. has 0 buy ratings, 9 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -0.87% from its high of $179.69 to a $10.18 billion market value through last close.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) has an Analysts’ Mean Recommendation of 3.1.

Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) has the market capitalization of $398.42 Million. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued. The stock spiked 4.25% last month and is down -69.85 this year. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.10 per share, for a total transaction of $142,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 157,971 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $331,739.10. (NASDAQ:WIN) recently. Director, President & CEO Anthony W. Thomas disclosed the purchase of 25,000 shares of WIN stock. The share price is now down -52.54% for the past three months. That brings Thomas’s holdings to $1,327,226 as reported to the SEC. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Talking about profitability of the company, the profit margin percentage is -6.03% while its operating margin for the trailing twelve month is at 8.18%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pineview Asset Management Lp claims 1,091,757 shares with a value of $4,236,000.

Now the shares of Uni-Pixel, Inc. American International Group Inc. now owns 112,077 shares of the company’s stock worth $611,000 after purchasing an additional 56,849 shares in the last quarter. There were 45 sold out positions, amounting to 7.09 million shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 29,780 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 18,969 shares in the last quarter.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of 55.4% whereas during current quarter it has 43.1% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 48.5% during current year and 39.3% for next year. Bank of America Corporation lowered shares of Windstream Holdings from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $8.00 to $3.00 in a research note on Friday, August 4th. The Company is a provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers in the United States.

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