HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $61.24 Million

Wall Street brokerages predict that HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) will announce $61.24 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for HealthStream’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $60.30 million and the highest estimate coming in at $62.14 million. HealthStream posted sales of $54.79 million during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.8%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th.

On average, analysts expect that HealthStream will report full year sales of $61.24 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $249.50 million to $253.20 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report sales of $280.62 million per share, with estimates ranging from $275.70 million to $288.75 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for HealthStream.

HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 24th. 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. HealthStream had a return on equity of 1.93% and a net margin of 1.53%. The firm had revenue of $59.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.25 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.05 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Several brokerages have issued reports on HSTM. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their target price on shares of HealthStream from $27.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HealthStream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Craig Hallum upgraded shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on shares of HealthStream from $28.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird set a $31.00 target price on shares of HealthStream and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.11.

HealthStream (HSTM) traded up 1.67% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $29.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 205,593 shares. The firm has a market cap of $952.63 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 271.64 and a beta of 1.12. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $28.79 and a 200-day moving average of $25.21. HealthStream has a 52-week low of $20.60 and a 52-week high of $30.08.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in HealthStream by 4.8% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,235,738 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $54,172,000 after buying an additional 102,888 shares in the last quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in HealthStream by 6.2% in the first quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,448,317 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $35,093,000 after buying an additional 84,308 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in HealthStream by 1.5% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,165,088 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $28,230,000 after buying an additional 17,739 shares in the last quarter. Pembroke Management LTD boosted its stake in HealthStream by 7.0% in the first quarter. Pembroke Management LTD now owns 1,121,028 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $27,162,000 after buying an additional 73,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in HealthStream by 153.8% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 886,282 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $21,475,000 after buying an additional 537,116 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.35% of the company’s stock.

About HealthStream

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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