Analyst Observation On 2 Stocks: Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS), Altria Group, Inc. (MO)

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) was more active in the last trading session as around 1.3 million shares exchanged hands on Wall Street, representing an increase from its normal capacity of 0.51 million shares. A 3.52% change after the initial price of $28.2, sent the closing price to $29.15.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) Analyst Opinion

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 6 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 0% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 4.48% last month and is up 0.97 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 2 of analysts who cover TDS having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $34 price target on Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., suggesting a 16.64% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -11.6% below its 52-week high.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) failed to surprise the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.09 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.16. Its revenue totaled $1.28 billion up 3.03% from the previous quarter.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE:TDS) Intraday View

This stock (TDS) is ahead of its 52-week low with 20.85%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.06% which for the week stands at 1.77%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 2.25% and stays 3.03% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 2.97% gains and now is up 3.91% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $28.06. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 12.81%.

Turning to Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO), its shares were trading at $64.22 a gain of $0.17, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $63.99, touched a high of $64.73 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.1. Altria Group, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 6 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -17.44% from its high of $ 77.79 to a $124.86 billion market value through last close.

Altria Group, Inc. (MO) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.13 to 2.07 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $72.33 a share. The target implies a 12.63% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 24.57% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 6.92 million shares versus an average volume of 7.8 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.99% which for the week approaches 1.47%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $63.83 and compares with the $60.01 52-week low. The stock recovered 7.02% since its low point and has performed -5.03% year-to-date.

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