NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Frontier Communications (FTR) - Get Report are advancing 1.57% to $5.17 in midday trading Friday ahead of the company's 2016 second quarter results, due out after Monday's market close.

Analysts are modeling that revenue will increase year-over-year and its loss per share will be the same as last year.

Wall Street is expecting the Stamford, CT-based telecom company to report a loss of 3 cents per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.

Last year, Frontier posted a loss of 3 cents per share on revenue of $1.37 billion.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Hold" rating with a score of C- on the stock.

The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins.

But the team also finds weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: FTR

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