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.

HQY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 61, implying a possible profit of 24.25 percent. The minimum price target given was 48, implying a possible loss 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. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HQY to grow at a rate of 8.86 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. 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 P/E 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.