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How to buy HealthStream stock | $27.81

Learn how to easily invest in HealthStream stock.

HealthStream Inc is a health information services business based in the US. HealthStream shares (HSTM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HealthStream employs 1,037 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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HealthStream stock price (NASDAQ: HSTM)

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HealthStream shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$27.81
52-week range$17.95 - $31.11
50-day moving average $29.25
200-day moving average $27.02
Wall St. target price$31.00
PE ratio 109.9225
Dividend yield $1 (3.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.26

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HealthStream price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.81 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) -1.94%
1 month (2021-09-16) -1.77%
3 months (2021-07-16) -1.45%
6 months (2021-04-16) 23.60%
1 year (2020-10-16) 29.71%
2 years (2019-10-16) 5.94%
3 years (2018-10-16) 28.14
5 years (2016-10-14) 6.15%

Is HealthStream under- or over-valued?

Valuing HealthStream stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HealthStream's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

HealthStream's P/E ratio

HealthStream's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 110x. In other words, HealthStream shares trade at around 110x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

HealthStream's PEG ratio

HealthStream's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 9.41. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into HealthStream's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HealthStream's EBITDA

HealthStream's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $37.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a HealthStream's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

HealthStream financials

Revenue TTM $251 million
Operating margin TTM 6.42%
Gross profit TTM $155.5 million
Return on assets TTM 2.07%
Return on equity TTM 2.44%
Profit margin 3.3%
Book value $10.79
Market capitalisation $894.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HealthStream shares

There are currently 567,600 HealthStream shares held short by investors – that's known as HealthStream's "short interest". This figure is 1.7% down from 577,181 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HealthStream shares can be evaluated.

HealthStream's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HealthStream's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HealthStream shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HealthStream shares traded daily (recently around 81318.051575931). HealthStream's SIR currently stands at 6.98. In other words for every 100,000 HealthStream shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6980 shares are currently held short.

However HealthStream's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HealthStream shares, or, against the total number of tradable HealthStream shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HealthStream's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HealthStream shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0226% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HealthStream shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against HealthStream.

Find out more about how you can short HealthStream stock.

HealthStream share dividends

We're not expecting HealthStream to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

HealthStream share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HealthStream's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.952 up to $31.11. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while HealthStream's is 0.3968. This would suggest that HealthStream's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HealthStream overview

HealthStream, Inc. provides workforce and provider solutions for healthcare organizations in the United States. It operates through two segments, Workforce Solutions and Provider Solutions. The company offers workforce solutions, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) based services and subscription-based solutions to meet the range of its clinical development, talent management, training, certification, scheduling, competency assessment, performance appraisal, and other needs, as well as implementation and account management services. It also provides applications for learning, compensation management, succession planning, competency management, disclosure management, simulation-based education, quality management, and industry training. In addition, the company offers VerityStream that delivers enterprise-class solutions to transform the healthcare provider experience for ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care facilities, clinics, medical groups, and other healthcare organizations; EchoCredentialing and MSOW platforms that manage medical staff credentialing, enrollment, and privileging processes for hospitals; and EchoOneApp, a provider enrollment platform for medical groups. Further, it provides CredentialMyDoc, a credentialing and enrollment SaaS solution for medical groups and surgery centers; CredentialStream, a SaaS-based provider credentialing, privileging, and enrollment solution; and NurseGrid Mobile for nurse managers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of HealthStream is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 20.566% of HealthStream shares are held by insiders and 75.498% by institutions.
How many people work for HealthStream?
Latest data suggests 1,037 work at HealthStream.
When does the fiscal year end for HealthStream?
HealthStream's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is HealthStream based?
HealthStream's address is: 500 11th Avenue North, Nashville, TN, United States, 37203
What is HealthStream's ISIN number?
HealthStream's international securities identification number is: US42222N1037
What is HealthStream's CUSIP number?
HealthStream's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 42222N103

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