Analyst Ratings for HealthStream Inc. (HSTM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HSTM last month.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave HSTM a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued 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 increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HSTM. The most optimistic price target was 35.81, which equates to a potential upside of 57.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 19, implying a possible loss of -16.41 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 2.5 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.5 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HSTM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 49 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HSTM is 3.31.

In the last 52-weeks, HSTM has achieved a high of 31.53 and a low of 20.60. Currently the stock is 10.34 percent higher than its low, and 27.91 percent lower than its 52-week high. HSTM has a P/E ratio of 162.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HSTM value stock report compares HSTM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HSTM is $0.73456 billion. HSTM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.