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.

Several price targets were given for HRC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 95, implying a possible profit of 19.2 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying a possible loss 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.71 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.13 percent, compared to last month. 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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

HRC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 66.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.