Analyst Ratings for Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (HRC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HRC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HRC last month.

7 analysts declared HRC a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

HRC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 95, implying a possible profit of 19.2 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, which equates to a potential downside of 4.14 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.56 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.71 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.13 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.92 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, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HRC to grow at a rate of 66.26 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HRC is 0.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HRC hit 84.65 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 50.50. Currently the stock is 57.82 percent higher than its low, and 5.85 percent lower than its 52-week high. HRC has a P/E ratio of 34.35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HRC value stock report compares HRC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HRC is $5.43 billion. HRC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.