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.

HSTM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 35.81, implying a possible profit of 57.55 percent. The minimum price target given was 19, implying a possible loss of -16.41 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 0 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 2.5 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.5 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. 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 HSTM is 3.31.

In the last 52-weeks, HSTM has achieved a high of 31.53 and a low of 20.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.34 percent, and 27.91 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.