Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Halyard Health, Inc. (NYSE:HYH) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.85-2.05 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.04.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Stephens upgraded Halyard Health from an equal weight rating to an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on Halyard Health from $35.00 to $42.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Halyard Health from a c rating to a b rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Halyard Health from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Halyard Health from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $44.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Halyard Health currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $42.25.

Shares of Halyard Health, Inc. (HYH) traded up 0.10% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $41.31. 274,902 shares of the company were exchanged. Halyard Health, Inc. has a one year low of $31.59 and a one year high of $43.78. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $40.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.81. The firm has a market cap of $1.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.72 and a beta of 1.78.

Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The medical instruments supplier reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.14. Halyard Health had a return on equity of 8.29% and a net margin of 3.06%. The business had revenue of $399.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $399.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.45 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that Halyard Health, Inc. will post $1.98 EPS for the current year.

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About Halyard Health

Halyard Health, Inc is a medical technology company. The Company operates through two segments: Medical Devices and Surgical and Infection Prevention (S&IP). The Medical Devices segment provides a portfolio of product offerings focused on pain management, respiratory and digestive health. The S&IP segment provides healthcare supplies and solutions that target the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.

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