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.

Several price targets were given for HSTM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 35.81, which equates to a potential upside of 57.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 19, implying a possible loss of -16.41 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.5 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.5 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HSTM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 49 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. HSTM has a PEG ratio of 3.31.

HSTM has a 52-week high of 31.53 and a 52-week low of 20.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.34 percent, and below the high by 27.91 percent. 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.