Wall Street brokerages expect HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) to report earnings of $0.05 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for HealthStream’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.04 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.06. HealthStream reported earnings per share of $0.04 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 25%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 19th.

On average, analysts expect that HealthStream will report full year earnings of $0.39 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $0.40. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.28 to $0.46. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow HealthStream.

HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 22nd. The technology company reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $59.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $58.22 million. HealthStream had a net margin of 14.23% and a return on equity of 4.00%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.08 earnings per share.

HSTM has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of HealthStream in a research report on Wednesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine cut shares of HealthStream from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 15th. BidaskClub cut shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of HealthStream from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 20th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.60.

Shares of NASDAQ HSTM opened at $24.79 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $799.08 million, a PE ratio of 91.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.70 and a beta of 0.76. HealthStream has a 52 week low of $21.15 and a 52 week high of $31.86.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in HealthStream by 1.9% during the third quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 95,536 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,963,000 after purchasing an additional 1,826 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in HealthStream by 2.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 2,589,076 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $80,288,000 after buying an additional 63,817 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in HealthStream by 2.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,589,076 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $80,288,000 after buying an additional 63,817 shares during the period. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in HealthStream by 6.2% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 54,432 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,680,000 after buying an additional 3,171 shares during the period. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in HealthStream by 2.8% during the third quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 129,022 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,001,000 after buying an additional 3,469 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.43% of the company’s stock.

About HealthStream

HealthStream, Inc provides workforce and provider solutions for healthcare organizations in the United States. It operates through HealthStream Workforce Solutions and HealthStream Provider Solutions segments. The company offers workforce development solutions comprising software-as-a-service (SaaS) and subscription-based products to meet talent management, training, certification, competency assessment, performance appraisal, and development needs, as well as training, implementation, and account management services.

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