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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HMN. The maximum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential upside of -5.28 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -5.28 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.33 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.4 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 downwards by -20.74 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -21.38 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HMN to grow at a rate of -5.92 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HMN has a PEG ratio of -4.03.

HMN has a 52-week high of 44.15 and a 52-week low of 33.30. Today's price is 10.96 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.31 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.