Are Analysts Buzzing Over Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) Shares?

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 1.88. This number is based on the 4 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 117. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $37.13 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

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Research analysts are predicting that Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) will report earnings of $0.23 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) closed the last session at $25.79 and sees an average of 589202.19 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $24.21 while the current level stands at 12.54% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -13.22% over the past 12 weeks and -20.74% year to date.

Most recently Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) posted quarterly earnings of $0.28 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.32. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $1.32. Shares have moved $-3.55 over the past month and more recently, $2.26 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 4 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

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3 analysts rate Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 75% of all the analyst ratings.