Healthstream Inc Sentiment Worsening on Low Stock Potential

May 20, 2018 - By Jan Rainey

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Sentiment for Healthstream Inc (NASDAQ:HSTM)

Healthstream Inc (NASDAQ:HSTM) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its down -0.39, from 1.61 in 2017Q3. The ratio worsened, as 62 investment professionals started new and increased equity positions, while 51 decreased and sold stakes in Healthstream Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 22.64 million shares, down from 23.41 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Healthstream Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 1 to 0 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 10 Reduced: 41 Increased: 42 New Position: 20.

HealthStream, Inc. provides workforce, patient experience, and well-known provider solutions to the healthcare organizations in the United States. The company has market cap of $894.78 million. The firm operates in three divisions: HealthStream Workforce Solutions, HealthStream Patient Experience Solutions, and HealthStream Provider Solutions. It has a 89.35 P/E ratio. It offers workforce development solutions comprising software-as-a-service and subscription products to meet talent management, training, certification, competency assessment, performance appraisal, and development needs, as well as training, implementation, and account management services.

The stock increased 1.09% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $27.7. About 65,226 shares traded. HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) has risen 8.54% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.01% the S&P500.

Analysts await HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) to report earnings on July, 23. They expect $0.07 earnings per share, down 12.50 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.08 per share. HSTM’s profit will be $2.26M for 98.93 P/E if the $0.07 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.11 actual earnings per share reported by HealthStream, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -36.36 % negative EPS growth.

Pembroke Management Ltd holds 2.02% of its portfolio in HealthStream, Inc. for 850,128 shares. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc owns 1.76 million shares or 1.56% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alphaone Investment Services Llc has 1.47% invested in the company for 209,773 shares. The Minnesota-based First Light Asset Management Llc has invested 1.33% in the stock. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 301,787 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $3.16 million activity.

HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of HealthStream’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating HealthStream, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $24.0 while the high is $32.0. The stock’s average target of $28 is 1.08% above today’s ($27.7) share price. HSTM was included in 2 notes of analysts from February 20, 2018. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 20 by Cantor Fitzgerald.

Another recent and important HealthStream, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSTM) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “HealthStream’s (HSTM) CEO Robert Frist Jr. on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 01, 2018.

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