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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HRC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, implying potential capital gains of 19.2 percent. The lowest price target was 83, implying potential capital losses of 4.14 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

HRC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 66.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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. 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. The PEG ratio of HRC is 0.52.

HRC has traded between a high of 84.65 and a low of 50.50 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 57.82 percent, 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.