Telephone & Data Systems Earnings Preview
Watch Telephone & Data Systems' (NYS: TDS) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the third consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday. Telephone & Data Systems is a diversified telecommunications service company with wireless operations provided by United States Cellular and wireline operations provided by TDS Telecommunications.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Telephone & Data Systems with three of five analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Telephone & Data Systems as much as competitor NTELOS Holdings overall. Six out of seven analysts rate NTELOS Holdings a buy compared to one of five for Telephone & Data Systems. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $1.31 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 3.1% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.29 per share. Estimates range from $0.17 to $0.41.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly supporting the stock, with 85.7% awarding it an outperform rating. The community at large is in line with the All-Stars, with 82.9% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools feel positively about Telephone & Data Systems, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 47 posts in the past 30 days. Telephone & Data Systems' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Telephone & Data Systems' profit has risen year-over-year by an average of 43.6% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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