$0.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM) This Quarter

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Wall Street brokerages predict that HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided 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 posted earnings of $0.04 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 25%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report 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 anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.28 to $0.46. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow HealthStream.

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

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of HealthStream in a report on Thursday, December 6th. ValuEngine upgraded HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 13th. Finally, TheStreet cut HealthStream from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 20th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.60.

Shares of NASDAQ HSTM opened at $24.79 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $799.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 91.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.70 and a beta of 0.76. HealthStream has a twelve month low of $21.15 and a twelve month high of $31.86.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HSTM. BB&T Corp bought a new stake in shares of HealthStream in the third quarter valued at approximately $205,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of HealthStream in the second quarter valued at approximately $213,000. Jefferies Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of HealthStream in the third quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of HealthStream in the second quarter valued at approximately $322,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of HealthStream in the second quarter valued at approximately $370,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.43% of the company’s stock.

HealthStream Company Profile

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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