Analyst Ratings for HealthSouth Corp. (HLS)

Updated: 2017-07-26

HealthSouth Corp. (NYSE:HLS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, HLS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 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 HLS. The maximum price target given was 54, implying a possible profit of 24.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, which equates to a potential downside of -19.11 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.31 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

HLS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HLS has a PEG ratio of -3.97.

In the last 52-weeks, HLS has achieved a high of 49.71 and a low of 36.97. Currently the stock is 17.04 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 12.96 percent. HLS has a price/earnings ratio of 16.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HLS value stock report compares HLS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HLS is $4.1 billion. HLS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.