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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, which equates to a potential upside of 19.2 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 83, implying a possible loss of 4.14 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.56 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.92 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HRC to grow at a rate of 66.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HRC has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 5.85 percent. HRC has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.43 billion. HRC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.