Analyst Ratings for Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR (HNP)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR (NYSE:HNP) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. HNP had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 5.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HNP. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 34.5, implying potential capital gains of 22.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 25.5, which equates to a potential downside of -9.19 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -6.19 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.37 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

HNP has an estimated earnings growth rate of -45.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HNP is -0.29.

HNP has traded between a high of 31.85 and a low of 23.46 over the past year. Currently the stock is 19.69 percent higher than its low, and 11.84 percent below the high. HNP has a price/earnings ratio of 13.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HNP value stock report compares HNP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HNP is $14.61 billion. HNP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.