Analyst Ratings for Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Hospitality Properties Trust (NASDAQ:HPT) by analysts covering the stock. HPT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

4 analysts declared HPT a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HPT. The most optimistic price target was 35, implying potential capital gains of 21.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29.5, implying potential capital losses of 2.11 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.11 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 -13.62 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

HPT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 221.56 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HPT is 0.11.

In the last 52-weeks, HPT has achieved a high of 32.68 and a low of 26.06. Today's price is 10.86 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.6 percent below the high. HPT has a price/earnings ratio of 25.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HPT value stock report compares HPT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.67 billion. HPT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.