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, which equates to a potential upside of 24.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 35, implying potential capital losses of -19.11 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. 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.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HLS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -4.08 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 17.04 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.96 percent lower than its 52-week high. HLS has a P/E 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.