Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect HealthStream (HSTM) Share Price

News articles about HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HealthStream earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.2312077079315 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

HSTM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Craig Hallum raised shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Robert W. Baird set a $31.00 price target on shares of HealthStream and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Needham & Company LLC increased their price objective on shares of HealthStream from $28.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HealthStream from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, First Analysis upgraded shares of HealthStream from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HealthStream currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.43.

HealthStream (HSTM) traded down 2.50% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.64. 210,455 shares of the stock traded hands. HealthStream has a 1-year low of $20.60 and a 1-year high of $31.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $721.90 million, a P/E ratio of 162.88 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a 50-day moving average of $24.17 and a 200 day moving average of $25.35.

HealthStream (NASDAQ:HSTM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The technology company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $61.48 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.36 million. HealthStream had a return on equity of 2.27% and a net margin of 1.85%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that HealthStream will post $0.22 EPS for the current year.

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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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