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.

HPT was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of 21.15 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -11.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -13.62 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HPT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 221.56 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.