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Shares of Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fourteen brokerages that are presently covering the stock, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $144.38.

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) traded down 0.73% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $155.01. The stock had a trading volume of 51,929 shares. Charter Communications has a 52 week low of $116.78 and a 52 week high of $167.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $159.1 and a 200-day moving average of $140.5. The company’s market cap is $16.841 billion.

Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported ($0.42) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.60. The company had revenue of $2.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.96) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Charter Communications will post $-0.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CHTR. Analysts at Wunderlich raised their price target on shares of Charter Communications from $173.00 to $197.00 in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at ISI Group raised their price target on shares of Charter Communications from $145.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group downgraded shares of Charter Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.

Charter Communications, Inc (NASDAQ:CHTR) provides cable services in the United States, offering a range of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers.

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