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 maximum price target given was 53, implying potential capital gains of 20.13 percent. The lowest price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.29 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 25.52 percent above the 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.