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, implying potential capital gains of 24.25 percent. The minimum price target given was 48, implying potential capital losses of -2.23 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HQY to grow at a rate of 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HQY has a PEG ratio of 10.26.

In the last 52-weeks, HQY has achieved a high of 54.95 and a low of 28.12. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 74.59 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion. HQY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.