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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HOLX. The most optimistic price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 20.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, implying a possible loss of 1.99 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.29 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 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HOLX to grow at a rate of -28.11 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HOLX is -0.57.

In the last 52-weeks, HOLX has achieved a high of 46.80 and a low of 35.15. Currently the stock is 25.52 percent higher than its 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.44 billion. HOLX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.