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by Michael VodickaNovember 02, 2011 | Comments : 0 Recommended this article: (0)
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Healthstream, Inc. provides Internet-based learning and research solutions in the United States. The company was founded in 1990 and has a market cap of $334 million.
Although Healthstream pulled back with the market in August, shares have since recovered and rallied into a new 52-week high. The gains come on the heels of strong Q3 results from late October that came in well ahead of expectations.
Revenue for the period was up 24% from last year to $21 million. Earnings also came in strong at 8 cents, 33% ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate calling for 6 cents.
Internet-based subscription products led the way, with revenue up 29% from last year.
Healthstream also has an awesome financial profile, with cash and short-term investments up 43% from last year to $30 million against no long-term debt.
We've seen a little bit of movement in estimates off the good quarter, with the current year up 4% to 27 cents. The next-year estimate is pegged at 32 cents, a bullish 20% growth projection.
With a peg ratio of 2.8, HSTM trades at a premium to the benchmark of 1 for value.
On the chart, shares recently turned higher and jumped into a new 52-week high. Look for support from the trend line on any weakness. Take a look below.
Michael Vodicka is the Momentum Stock Strategist for Zacks.com. He is also the Editor in charge of the market-beating Zacks Whisper Trader Service.
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