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.

Several price targets were given for ATHN by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 190, which equates to a potential upside of 30.36 percent. The lowest price target was 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -6.48 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -25.65 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 3.77 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -23.47 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ATHN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.11 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 lower than its 52-week high. ATHN has a price/earnings 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 market cap of ATHN is $6.09 billion. ATHN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.