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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying a possible profit of 25.79 percent. The lowest price target was 30, implying a possible loss of 17.92 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.41 percent. That number becomes 1.22 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.93 percent. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Currently the stock is 20.91 percent higher than its low, and 16.86 percent below the high. HTH has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.