Shares of Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $6.57.

Several research firms recently commented on WIN. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Windstream Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Raymond James Financial Inc. lowered Windstream Holdings from a “mkt perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of WIN. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Windstream Holdings by 21.6% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 13,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 2,358 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Windstream Holdings by 74.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,955 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 5,952 shares during the period. Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new stake in Windstream Holdings during the first quarter worth about $253,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in Windstream Holdings by 3.0% in the first quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 71,424 shares of the company’s stock worth $549,000 after buying an additional 2,057 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Windstream Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 182,913 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,405,000 after buying an additional 505 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 62.08% of the company’s stock.

Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) opened at 9.43 on Thursday. The stock’s market cap is $907.77 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $8.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.61. Windstream Holdings has a 52 week low of $4.75 and a 52 week high of $9.74.

About Windstream Holdings

Windstream Corporation (Windstream) is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. In addition to business services, the Company offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets.

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