Windstream Holdings Inc (NYSE:WIN) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be given a dividend of 0.15 per share on Monday, October 17th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.91%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th.
Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) opened at 10.15 on Tuesday. The firm’s market cap is $977.08 million. Windstream Holdings has a 52-week low of $4.75 and a 52-week high of $10.24. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $8.94 and its 200-day moving average is $8.68.
Windstream Holdings (NYSE:WIN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by $0.36. The firm earned $1.36 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.37 billion. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($1.13) earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Windstream Holdings will post $0.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on WIN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Windstream Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $10.00 price objective on shares of Windstream Holdings in a report on Tuesday, July 5th. Raymond James Financial Inc. restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Windstream Holdings in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their price objective on shares of Windstream Holdings from $4.00 to $6.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 15th.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. AQR Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Windstream Holdings during the second quarter worth $262,000. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC increased its position in Windstream Holdings by 3.4% in the second quarter. Wellington Shields Capital Management LLC now owns 60,600 shares of the company’s stock worth $562,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Windstream Holdings during the second quarter worth $2,873,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in Windstream Holdings by 14.7% in the second quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 93,831 shares of the company’s stock worth $869,000 after buying an additional 12,046 shares during the period. Finally, Zacks Investment Management acquired a new position in Windstream Holdings during the second quarter worth $388,000.
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