Analyst Ratings for Hologic Inc. (HOLX)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HOLX last month.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 14 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued 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 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for HOLX by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, which equates to a potential upside of 20.13 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying potential capital losses of 1.99 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 upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.29 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HOLX has an estimated earnings growth rate of -28.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HOLX has a PEG ratio of -0.57.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HOLX hit 46.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.15. Today's price is 25.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.73 percent below the high. HOLX has a P/E ratio of 15.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HOLX value stock report compares HOLX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HOLX is $12.44 billion. HOLX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.