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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HLS. The maximum price target given was 54, implying potential capital gains of 24.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying potential capital losses of -19.11 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.71 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 upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.31 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

The growth rate of HLS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -4.08 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HLS is -3.97.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HLS hit 49.71 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.97. Currently the stock is 17.04 percent higher than its low, and 12.96 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.1 billion. HLS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.