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TW Telecom Earnings Preview For Wednesday

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TW Telecom Inc. (TWTC)

Background: TW Telecom Inc. engages in the provision of managed network services in the United States. The company offers data networking, converged, Internet protocol based virtual private network (IP VPN), and Internet access services.

Wall Street isn't expecting much this quarter. Earnings per share is expected to come in below last year for the same quarter. The earnings release is scheduled after the market closes on August 7, 2013.

The mean estimate is currently 12 cents a share, a decline of 1 cent (7.7%) from 13 cents during the corresponding period last year. Analysts are estimating as low as 7 cents per share, up to the most optimistic estimate of 14 cents per share.

Analysts are taking as much of a stand as our honorable politicians in Washington typically demonstrate on important issues. A hold can mean anything, but you may be well advised to consider holds as glorified sell ratings. It appears 13 out of 16 now rate the company a hold, while 2 recommend buying and 1 recommend selling.

2 out of 16 analysts now rate TW Telecom a strong buy down from 3 analysts a month ago. Compared to three months ago, fewer analysts are rating this company as a strong buy. Analysts may have missed a good one. In the last 12 months, the shares have really moved higher. The one year return is 19%, and the average analyst target price for TW Telecom is $28.30.
 

The short interest is slightly elevated, albeit, not yet enough to make me want to worry about it. As long as it stays under 4%, I won't give it much thought. Short interest is 3.1%, and if it starts to trend higher I recommend monitoring for a possible exit.

 

 

(TWTC)

(T)

(CTL)

Strong Buy

2

5

4

Hold

13

23

8

Moderate Sell Ratings

1

0

0

Avg Analyst Price Target

$28.30

$37.52

$37.85

Revenue

$1.56 billion

$128.66 billion

$18.12 billion

Est Low EPS

0.07

0.64

0.64

Est High EPS

0.14

0.72

0.70

1 Year Stock Price Change

24.70%

-4.95%

-12.99%

 

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