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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HYH. The highest price target was 45, which equates to a potential upside of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -13.13 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -1.28 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.77 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.27 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HYH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 129.63 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HYH is 0.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HYH hit 41.84 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 31.59. Today's price is 27.54 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.87 billion. HYH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.