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, implying potential capital gains of 11.69 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying a possible loss of -13.13 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.28 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.77 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.27 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HYH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 129.63 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. HYH has a PEG ratio of 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 3.7 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.