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 maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of 21.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29.5, which equates to a potential downside of 2.11 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.11 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of HPT to grow at a rate of 221.56 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, HPT has achieved a high of 32.68 and a low of 26.06. Currently the stock is 10.86 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 11.6 percent. 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.