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.

Several price targets were given for HFC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 44, implying potential capital gains of 54.28 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, implying a possible loss of -19.35 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -21.75 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -33.08 percent. 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. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 8 analysts decreased their estimates.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HFC hit 34.78 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 22.63. Today's price is 26.03 percent above the 52-week low, and 18 percent below the high. 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 market cap of HFC is $5.06 billion. HFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.