What Wall Street Recommends for Frontier after 4Q17 Earnings



Analyst recommendations

As of March 12, 2018, 17 analysts from different brokerage firms have been actively tracking Frontier (FTR) stock. It’s worth noting that six rated the stock as a “sell,” two rated the stock as a “buy,” and nine rated the stock as a “hold.” Nearly 53% of Wall Street analysts gave the telecom company a “hold” recommendation.

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12-month target price

The analyst consensus for Frontier’s 12-month target price is $8.72, which means a potential return of 9% from the closing price of $8.03 as of March 12, 2018. Frontier has generated returns of -80% in the trailing-12-month period and 5.1% in the trailing-one-month period. Frontier’s share price has increased by 8.8% in the trailing-five-day period. In comparison, Windstream (WIN) and CenturyLink (CTL) have generated returns of 8.6% and 1.0%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period. Meanwhile, integrated US telecom giants AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) have generated returns of 1.8% and 0.2%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.


As of March 12, 2018, Frontier has a moving average convergence divergence (or MACD) of 0.01. In comparison, CenturyLink’s MACD is 0.14, and Windstream’s is -0.03. A positive MACD number indicates that a stock is in an upward trading trend, whereas a negative MACD number suggests a downward trading trend.


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