Analyst Ratings for Horace Mann Educators Corp. (HMN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Horace Mann Educators Corp. (NYSE:HMN) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for HMN last month.

0 analysts declared HMN a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

HMN was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying a possible profit of -5.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -5.28 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.33 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.4 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -20.74 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -21.38 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

HMN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.92 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HMN has a PEG ratio of -4.03.

HMN has traded between a high of 44.15 and a low of 33.30 over the past year. Currently the stock is 10.96 percent higher than its low, and 16.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. HMN has a price/earnings ratio of 23.84. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HMN value stock report compares HMN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HMN is $1.49 billion. HMN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.