Why Windstream (WIN) Stock Is Falling Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Windstream (WIN) was falling -3.1% to $11.19 Thursday after missing analysts' estimates for earnings in the second quarter.

For the second quarter Windstream reported earnings of 4 cents a share, missing the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of 8 cents a share by 4 cents. Revenue fell -2.4% year-over-year to $1.47 million for the quarter, in line with analysts' estimates.

Windstream said it expected revenue for 2014 to be between a -2.5% decrease and a 1% increase from revenue for 2013.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC (WIN) a BUY. This is driven by a number of strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."

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