Analyst Ratings for HealthEquity Inc. (HQY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

HealthEquity Inc. (NASDAQ:HQY) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. HQY had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HQY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 61, which equates to a potential upside of 24.25 percent. The minimum price target given was 48, implying potential capital losses of -2.23 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -12.5 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 9.43 percent.

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 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HQY's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.86 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HQY is 10.26.

In the last 52-weeks, HQY has achieved a high of 54.95 and a low of 28.12. Currently the stock is 74.59 percent higher than its low, and 10.66 percent below the high. HQY has a price/earnings ratio of 90.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HQY value stock report compares HQY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HQY is $2.93 billion. HQY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.