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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HQY. The maximum price target given was 61, implying potential capital gains of 24.25 percent. The lowest price target was 48, which equates to a potential downside of -2.23 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -12.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 9.43 percent in FY estimates.

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 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HQY is 10.26.

HQY has traded between a high of 54.95 and a low of 28.12 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 74.59 percent, and below the high by 10.66 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.