Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) traded at $5.32 at last check on Friday, Oct 16, making a downturn move of -4.57% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $5.58 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.29 with the day’s price range being $5.31 – 5.60. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 16.44. In terms of its 52-week price range, CNSL has a high of $8.81 and a low of $3.29. The company’s stock has gained about -10.5% over that past 30 days.
Consolidated has a market cap of $383.72 Million and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on October 29, 2020. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the CNSL stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $0.77 for 2020 and $0.6 for next year. These figures represent 37.5% and at -0.22% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $323.77 Million, with a low of $321.92 Million and a high of $324.8 Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to -2.9% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $1.3 Billion, or -2.9% down from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CNSL stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Sell, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Sell.
Based on estimates by 4 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 2 have rated the Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (CNSL) stock as a Hold, while 1 rate it as a Buy. None analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the CNSL stock currently stands at 8.22, and the current price level is -8.06% off its SMA20 and -22.87% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 25.59 while the volatility over the past week is 4.31% and jumps to 4.58% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.29, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 0.28. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $6.25, with the estimates having a low of $4 and a high of $7. These price ends are -24.81% and +31.58% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +31.58% if the CNSL share price touches on the median price of $7.
Coming back to Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 454.45 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 334.8 Million. Current shares outstanding are 79.41 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 1.93% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 78.3%. The data shows that short shares as of September 29, 2020, stood at 6Million at a short ratio of 11.43. This represents a 8.21% Short interest in Shares outstanding on September 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in September from the previous month at 7.19 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +37.24% up in year-to-date price movement.