Analyst Ratings for Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. HTH had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HTH. The maximum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential upside of 25.79 percent. The minimum price target given was 30, implying a possible loss of 17.92 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.41 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.22 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.93 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.61 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 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, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

HTH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.68 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HTH has a PEG ratio of 1.79.

In the last 52-weeks, HTH has achieved a high of 30.60 and a low of 21.04. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.91 percent, and 16.86 percent below the high. HTH has a price/earnings ratio of 17.34. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HTH value stock report compares HTH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion. HTH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.