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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HAWK. The most optimistic price target was 55, implying a possible profit of 21.68 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, implying a possible loss of -7.08 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -52.3 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -168.94 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 7.47 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -30.02 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the last 52-weeks, HAWK has achieved a high of 46.70 and a low of 28.88. Currently the stock is 56.51 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.21 percent. 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.