HealthStream (HSTM) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.14
Press coverage about HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HealthStream earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.1731366328936 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of HealthStream (HSTM) opened at $23.91 on Friday. HealthStream has a 52 week low of $20.60 and a 52 week high of $31.53. The company has a market capitalization of $762.63, a P/E ratio of 108.68, a PEG ratio of 6.42 and a beta of 0.91.
HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $63.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $62.48 million. HealthStream had a return on equity of 2.46% and a net margin of 2.36%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.04 earnings per share. analysts forecast that HealthStream will post 0.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on HSTM shares. ValuEngine cut HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird cut their price target on HealthStream from $30.00 to $28.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $27.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of HealthStream in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC cut HealthStream from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. HealthStream has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.83.
HealthStream, Inc (HealthStream) provides workforce, patient experience and provider solutions for healthcare organizations. The Company operates in three segments: HealthStream Workforce Solutions, HealthStream Patient Experience Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions. HealthStream’s products and services are organized into three segments: Workforce Solutions, Patient Experience Solutions, and Provider Solutions.
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