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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ATHN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 190, implying a possible profit of 30.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 88, implying a possible loss of -39.62 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -6.48 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -25.65 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.77 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ATHN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.11 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 a 52-week high of 158.66 and a 52-week low of 90.11. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 61.75 percent, 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 market cap of ATHN is $6.09 billion. ATHN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.