Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) Upgraded to "Sell" by ValuEngine

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Shares of Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) traded up 0.49% on Friday, reaching $2.04. Current trade price levels places WIN's stock about -80.30% away from the 52-week high and closed 10.46% away from the 52-week low. Windstream Holdings, Inc.'s institutional ownership is 69.2%, while its institutional transactions stand at -5.02%. Lapides Asset Management LLC now owns 26,232 shares of the company's stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 8,200 shares in the last quarter. To measure price-variation, we found WIN's volatility during a week at 5.71% and during a month it has been found around 5.48%. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its holdings in Windstream Holdings by 142.8% in the first quarter. The company's market cap is $420.56 Million, and the average volume is 3.99 Million. The firm's 50-day moving average is $2.26 and its 200-day moving average is $4.31.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company.

Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. (NASDAQ:WIN) is -72.17%, -55.07% over the last quarter, and -67.52% for the past six months.

EPS Estimate for the next year is -1.25. Windstream Holdings had 17 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Windstream Holdings declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd that permits the company to repurchase $90.00 million in outstanding shares. Since the open, shares have moved -1.72% after recently hitting the $1.14 mark. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. After $-0.37 actual EPS reported by Windstream Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.51% negative EPS growth. A rating of 4 or 5 would represent a Sell recommendation. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Windstream Holdings by 79.1% during the 2nd quarter. Deutsche Bank AG decreased their price target on shares of Windstream Holdings from $7.00 to $3.00 and set a hold rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. During the session shares stayed in the range from $2.00 to $2.08. Analysts pegging the company with a rating of 3 would be indicating a Hold recommendation. Windstream Holdings now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $4.65.

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Windstream Holdings, Inc. (WIN) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of -2.7 Percent.

In other news, Director Anthony W. Thomas acquired 25,381 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 1.10% shares. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 637,006 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,254,901.82. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Given the stock's recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company's recent data. Following the transaction, the director now owns 157,971 shares in the company, valued at $331,739.10. If the share price is now hovering near the 52 week low and the value is achieved in the current past then it can suggest that the price of the shares is likely to go up.

Windstream Holdings, Inc provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. In addition to business services, the Company offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets.

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