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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HRC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, implying a possible profit of 19.2 percent. The lowest price target was 83, which equates to a potential downside of 4.14 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. 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. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

HRC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 66.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HRC is 0.52.

In the last 52-weeks, HRC has achieved a high of 84.65 and a low of 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.