Wall Street analysts are maintaining Buy rating on HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) company shares. The one year target on the name currently stands at $86.18. The stock recently touched $73.39 and has moved in the range of $72.59 - 73.70 during the current session. Based on a recent bid this places the stock +67.14% away from the 52-week floor of $43.91 and -23.14% away from the 52-week ceiling of $95.49.
When stocks are given “Buy” ratings by analysts, the reasons or criteria for that recommendation can greatly vary. Typically when a stock is given this label, analysts are expecting that the stock will outperform their peers, their sector or the market over a 6 to 12 month time frame. Several factors might include near-term catalysts, future earnings growth. Many analysts only give a Buy recommendation when they expect that the stock will yield a return of at least 5-10% over the course of a year. Since analyst criteria and recommendation terminology can differ, we can look at consensus numbers to get a feel of overall analyst sentiment.
BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has been given a consensus Buy rating by analysts on Wall Street. According to Thomson Reuters' First Call, research brokers have a one year price target of $39.33 on the stock. The stock is currently trading -3.37% away from its 200-day moving average of $35.41. Based on a recent trade, shares of BankUnited, Inc. are -14.39% away from the 52-week high of $39.97 and +15.14% away from the 52-week low of $29.72.
Analysts are estimating that the company will report earnings of $2.24 for the current year and $0.54 for next quarter. The stock closed the most recent trading session at $34.07.
Shares of Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:RMP) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $20.050 price target and Buy rating according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $12.935 or +0.116% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $12.770 - 13.170.
Shares of BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) continue to be viewed favorably by equities brokerage firms on Wall Street. The First Call consensus which is calculated by Thomson Reuters has a $43.40 price target according to the covering analysts. During today’s session the stock hit $33.07 or -0.70% from the previous close, while moving in the range of $32.82 - 33.07. This puts the stock -12.86% away from the 52-week high of $37.69 and +5.59% away from the 52-week low of $31.10.
Exact definitions of a “Buy” rating can greatly vary depending on the equity research firm. The consensus rating simply provides an average of those recommendations. It's important to note that a “Buy” rating does not mean that every investor should acquire the stock. It is just a single factor among many that should be considered before making an investment decision.
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