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What Wall Street Recommends for Frontier after 4Q17 Earnings

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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.

MACD

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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