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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HNP. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 34.5, implying potential capital gains of 22.86 percent. The lowest price target was 25.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -6.19 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.37 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HNP is -0.29.

In the last 52-weeks, HNP has achieved a high of 31.85 and a low of 23.46. Today's price is 19.69 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.84 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.61 billion. HNP's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.