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.

HOLX was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 20.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.29 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.44 billion. HOLX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.