Analyst Ratings for Halyard Health Inc. (HYH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Halyard Health Inc. (NYSE:HYH) by analysts covering the stock. HYH had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave HYH a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

HYH was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying potential capital gains of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, implying potential capital losses of -13.13 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.28 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -12.77 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HYH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 129.63 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HYH has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

In the last 52-weeks, HYH has achieved a high of 41.84 and a low of 31.59. Currently the stock is 27.54 percent higher than its low, and 3.7 percent below the high. HYH has a price/earnings ratio of 49.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HYH value stock report compares HYH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HYH is $1.87 billion. HYH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.