Analyst Ratings for HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE:HFC) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for HFC last month.

5 analysts declared HFC a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HFC. The highest price target was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 54.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23, which equates to a potential downside of -19.35 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -21.75 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -33.08 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 downwards by -17.23 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -32.18 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 7 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 8 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HFC hit 34.78 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.63. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.03 percent, and below the high by 18 percent. HFC has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HFC value stock report compares HFC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.06 billion. HFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.