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Health Catalyst (HCAT) is a software-as-a-service company that provides a cloud-based data platform, analytics software and professional services for hospitals and other healthcare organizations.
The pandemic induced shutdown of March 2020 sent HCAT plunging to an all time low of $23.39. But it actually created an excellent buying opportunity as the stock has more than doubled since – and the Wall Street pros covering the stock say this strength will likely continue.
HCAT is gaining favor within the analyst community. The stock garners a consensus Strong Buy recommendation from the 14 analysts covering it along with a consensus price target of $58.29. Earlier this month, J.P. Morgan initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock and a $63 price target.
At Raymond James, five-star analyst John Ransom reiterated his Strong Buy recommendation, citing that he expects business to accelerate in the coming months as the COVID-19 crisis gradually abates.
“Post-pandemic we expect to see increased demand for Health Catalyst suite of solutions and note that the discounts provided to customers in the depths of the pandemic should buy a significant amount of goodwill and is evidence of the company’s dedication to helping providers improve,” writes Ransom, who specializes in the Healthcare sector.
Stifel analyst David Grossman sums up the reason for their Buy rating, “Our thesis reflects HCAT’s market leadership in the Healthcare Analytics market. We expect HCAT to maintain 20%-plus organic growth through a combination of new clients and contractual price escalators.”
Health Catalyst shares have added about 22% since the beginning of the year versus the S&P 500’s gain of 13% and there may be plenty of runway ahead.
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