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 analyst gave a price target of 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. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.5 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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

HSTM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 49 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HSTM has a PEG ratio of 3.31.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HSTM hit 31.53 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 20.60. Today's price is 10.34 percent above the 52-week low, and 27.91 percent lower than its 52-week high. HSTM has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $0.73456 billion. HSTM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.