Analyst Ratings for athenahealth Inc. (ATHN)

Updated: 2017-07-26

athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, ATHN was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ATHN. The highest price target was 190, implying a possible profit of 30.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 88, which equates to a potential downside of -39.62 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -6.48 percent. That number becomes -25.65 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.77 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -23.47 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

ATHN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of ATHN is 25.8.

ATHN has traded between a high of 158.66 and a low of 90.11 over the past year. Currently the stock is 61.75 percent higher than its low, and 8.14 percent below the high. ATHN has a P/E ratio of 183.43. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ATHN value stock report compares ATHN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.09 billion. ATHN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.