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Equities research analysts at Bernstein began coverage on shares of Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN) in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. The firm set an “outperform” rating and a $11.00 price target on the stock. Bernstein’s price objective points to a potential upside of 20.22% from the stock’s previous close.

WIN has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Windstream Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 21st. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Windstream Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, March 11th. They now have a $8.50 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of Windstream Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, February 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.50.

Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN) traded down 1.51% on Wednesday, hitting $9.15. The stock had a trading volume of 6,672,159 shares. Windstream Corp. has a 52 week low of $7.18 and a 52 week high of $9.57. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $8.95 and its 200-day moving average is $8.25. The company has a market cap of $5.514 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.24.

Windstream Corp. (NASDAQ:WIN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.47 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.10 earnings per share. Windstream Corp.’s revenue was down 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Windstream Corp. will post $0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15th. Investors of record on Monday, June 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 26th.

Windstream Corporation (NASDAQ:WIN) is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide.

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