Windstream Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:WIN) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $5.08.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on WIN. ValuEngine raised Windstream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Windstream from $2.00 to $10.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. Bank of America cut their target price on Windstream from $7.50 to $4.50 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Windstream in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Citigroup cut Windstream from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $2.25 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 18th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of WIN. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its holdings in Windstream by 66.4% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 154,229 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $217,000 after acquiring an additional 61,544 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in Windstream by 12.2% during the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 347,704 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $490,000 after acquiring an additional 37,800 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Windstream by 19.2% during the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,029,154 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,862,000 after acquiring an additional 326,356 shares during the period. KBC Group NV purchased a new position in Windstream during the 1st quarter valued at $409,000. Finally, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its holdings in Windstream by 17.8% during the 1st quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 686,661 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $968,000 after acquiring an additional 104,000 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 60.37% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ WIN traded up $0.53 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $4.85. 1,346,663 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 720,689. The company has a market cap of $184.21 million, a P/E ratio of -0.60 and a beta of -0.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.40, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a current ratio of 0.70. Windstream has a 12 month low of $3.03 and a 12 month high of $13.65.

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The technology company reported ($2.30) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($2.66) by $0.36. The firm had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.44 billion. Windstream had a negative return on equity of 191.89% and a negative net margin of 36.51%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($1.85) EPS. equities analysts predict that Windstream will post -9.46 EPS for the current year.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. 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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