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, implying potential capital gains of 11.69 percent. The minimum price target given 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.28 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.77 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HYH is 0.38.

HYH has a 52-week high of 41.84 and a 52-week low of 31.59. Today's price is 27.54 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.7 percent. 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 market cap of HYH is $1.87 billion. HYH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.