Analyst Ratings for Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. (HAWK)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Buy has been given to Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HAWK last month.

15 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave HAWK a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 3. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HAWK. The maximum price target given was 55, implying a possible profit of 21.68 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential downside of -7.08 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -52.3 percent. That number becomes -168.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 7.47 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -30.02 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 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.

HAWK has traded between a high of 46.70 and a low of 28.88 over the past year. Currently the stock is 56.51 percent higher than its low, and 3.21 percent lower than its 52-week high. HAWK has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HAWK value stock report compares HAWK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.56 billion. HAWK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.