HealthStream Inc. (HSTM) Sees Large Volume Increase
Shares of HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Wednesday . Approximately 129,804 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 27% from the previous session’s volume of 101,950 shares.The stock last traded at $26.11 and had previously closed at $26.24.
Several equities analysts recently commented on HSTM shares. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of HealthStream in a report on Wednesday, April 20th. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price on shares of HealthStream in a report on Sunday, July 3rd. Barrington Research started coverage on shares of HealthStream in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price (up previously from $26.00) on shares of HealthStream in a report on Friday, June 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $28.50.
The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $26.07 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.53. The stock has a market cap of $824.95 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 111.59.
HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $54.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.03 million. HealthStream’s quarterly revenue was up 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.10 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that HealthStream Inc. will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current year.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in HealthStream stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of HealthStream Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) by 2.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,015,508 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 20,056 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 3.21% of HealthStream worth $22,341,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
HealthStream, Inc provides workforce, patient experience and provider solutions for healthcare organizations. Delivered primarily as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the Company’s solutions focus on challenges facing the healthcare workforce and healthcare organizations, including the need to manage, retain, engage and develop healthcare workforce talent; meet compliance requirements; manage ongoing medical staff credentialing and privileging processes, and deliver patient experiences of care in healthcare organizations.
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