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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HLS. The maximum price target given was 54, implying a possible profit of 24.8 percent. The lowest price target was 35, implying a possible loss of -19.11 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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 -0.71 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 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

The growth rate of HLS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 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 market cap of HLS is $4.1 billion. HLS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.