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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, which equates to a potential upside of 21.3 percent. The lowest price target was 40, which equates to a potential downside of 10.27 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 downwards by -0.24 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.49 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HI has a PEG ratio of 2.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HI hit 39.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 28.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.84 percent, and 6.99 percent lower than its 52-week high. HI has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion. HI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.