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.

Several price targets were given for HLS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 54, implying potential capital gains of 24.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 35, implying a possible loss 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HLS to grow at a rate of -4.08 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HLS has a PEG ratio of -3.97.

HLS has traded between a high of 49.71 and a low of 36.97 over the past year. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.