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 maximum price target given was 35, implying a possible profit of 21.15 percent. The lowest price target was 29.5, implying a possible loss 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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HPT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 221.56 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HPT has a PEG ratio of 0.11.

HPT has traded between a high of 32.68 and a low of 26.06 over the past year. 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.