Analysts Expect HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM) to Post $0.06 EPS

Wall Street analysts predict that HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) will report $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for HealthStream’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.05 to $0.07. HealthStream reported earnings per share of $0.04 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 50%. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 23rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that HealthStream will report full year earnings of $0.28 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.26 to $0.30. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.35 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.29 to $0.43. Zacks’ EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover HealthStream.

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HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The technology company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $62.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $61.98 million. HealthStream had a net margin of 4.04% and a return on equity of 2.73%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “hold” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of HealthStream in a research report on Monday, February 12th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 10th. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of HealthStream in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HealthStream currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.86.

In related news, insider Jeffrey Doster sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.57, for a total transaction of $245,700.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 45,235 shares in the company, valued at $1,111,423.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Gerard M. Hayden, Jr. sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.63, for a total transaction of $369,450.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 41,401 shares in the company, valued at $1,019,706.63. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 96,452 shares of company stock valued at $2,348,975. 21.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Teacher Retirement System of Texas purchased a new position in HealthStream during the fourth quarter worth about $215,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan boosted its holdings in HealthStream by 59.5% during the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 9,570 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $224,000 after purchasing an additional 3,570 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in HealthStream during the third quarter worth about $237,000. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL purchased a new position in HealthStream during the third quarter worth about $264,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in HealthStream during the fourth quarter worth about $278,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.03% of the company’s stock.

HSTM stock opened at $24.66 on Friday. HealthStream has a fifty-two week low of $21.15 and a fifty-two week high of $31.53. The company has a market cap of $786.90, a P/E ratio of 102.33, a PEG ratio of 5.48 and a beta of 0.83.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 6th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 5th.

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HealthStream Company Profile

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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