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.

HTH was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 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 advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.93 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.61 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, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HTH to grow at a rate of 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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of HTH is 1.79.

HTH has traded between a high of 30.60 and a low of 21.04 over the past year. Today's price is 20.91 percent above the 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.