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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HYH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, which equates to a potential upside of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying a possible loss of -13.13 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 downwards by an average of -1.28 percent. That number becomes -12.77 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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.

The growth rate of HYH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 129.63 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HYH is 0.38.

HYH has traded between a high of 41.84 and a low of 31.59 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.54 percent, and 3.7 percent below the high. HYH has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.