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 price target was 32, implying potential capital gains of 25.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying a possible loss of 17.92 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 2.41 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.22 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.93 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.61 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HTH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.68 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HTH hit 30.60 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.04. Today's price is 20.91 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.86 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.