Shares of Windstream Holdings Inc (NYSE:WIN) have received an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.42.

A number of brokerages have commented on WIN. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Windstream Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Windstream Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Cowen and Company raised Windstream Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $9.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Windstream Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 21st. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of Windstream Holdings in a research note on Friday, August 5th.

Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) opened at 7.33 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is $704.52 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $7.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.69. Windstream Holdings has a 1-year low of $4.75 and a 1-year high of $10.45.

Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.72) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.47) by $0.25. The company earned $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.35 billion. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 10.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.08) earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Windstream Holdings will post ($3.66) EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.19%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Creative Planning raised its stake in shares of Windstream Holdings by 4.0% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 10,269 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 397 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. raised its stake in shares of Windstream Holdings by 2.6% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 17,323 shares of the company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 447 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in shares of Windstream Holdings by 4.1% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 12,826 shares of the company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 504 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Windstream Holdings by 6.6% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 11,430 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 710 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of Windstream Holdings by 0.7% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 122,425 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,230,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter.

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