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.

Several price targets were given for HPT by the analysts covering the stock. The highest 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. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -11.11 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 -13.62 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HPT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 221.56 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HPT is 0.11.

HPT has traded between a high of 32.68 and a low of 26.06 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.86 percent, and 11.6 percent lower than its 52-week high. HPT has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.