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 highest price target was 53, which equates to a potential upside of 20.13 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying potential capital losses of 1.99 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HOLX to grow at a rate of -28.11 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of HOLX is -0.57.

HOLX has a 52-week high of 46.80 and a 52-week low of 35.15. Currently the stock is 25.52 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.73 percent. HOLX has a price/earnings 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.