Sell-Side Consensus Take on These Stocks: Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS)

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has a consensus target price of $7.773 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $12, while the low is resting at $5.9. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) to post a current quarter EPS of $-0.29. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $-0.32. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 3.03%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-05-03.
In terms of analyst ratings, Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) has a current ABR of 1.89. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.95. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). The highest current target is $115. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $72. The consensus target price is currently noted at $89.285. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $2.15. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-04-27. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $2.64 for the quarter ending 2016-12-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 14.29%.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) has a consensus target price of $62.963 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $72, while the low is resting at $34. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.35. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $0.45. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 55.17%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-04-25.
In terms of analyst ratings, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS) has a current ABR of 1.56. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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