Analyst Ratings for Hillenbrand Inc. (HI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE:HI) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, HI received an average rating of Overweight.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave HI a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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.

HI was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 21.3 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying potential capital losses of 10.27 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.24 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.49 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.75 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HI has a PEG ratio of 2.46.

HI has traded between a high of 39.00 and a low of 28.60 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.84 percent, and 6.99 percent below the high. HI has a P/E ratio of 19.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HI value stock report compares HI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HI is $2.28 billion. HI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.