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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HTH. The highest price target was 32, implying potential capital gains of 25.79 percent. The lowest price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.41 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.22 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.93 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.61 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HTH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.68 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HTH is 1.79.

HTH has a 52-week high of 30.60 and a 52-week low of 21.04. Currently the stock is 20.91 percent higher than its low, and 16.86 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of HTH is $2.52 billion. HTH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.