Windstream (WIN) Stock Closed Down, Adding to Losses

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Windstream Holdings (WIN) continued to fall, closing down 5.28% to $8.69 on heavy volume in Monday's regular trading session, adding losses from Friday.

On Friday, Windstream had its target price reduced by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. to $10 from $13. The firm kept its "neutral" rating on shares.

The broadband and communications company posted mixed first-quarter earnings results after the market closed last Thursday.

For the first quarter, the company earned 5 cents per share, compared to the loss of 6 cents analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting.

But, revenue came in below estimates at $1.4 billion for the period, falling short of the $1.43 billion analysts had forecast.

About 10.93 million shares have exchanged hands as of 4:00 p.m. ET today, compared to its average trading volume of about 6.35 million shares a day.

Windstream stock is up 2.85% to $8.94 in after-hours trading today.

Windstream is a provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses.

The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. It is based in Little Rock, Ark.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate WINDSTREAM HOLDINGS INC (WIN) a SELL. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, generally high debt management risk, disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself."

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