Analyst Ratings for HSBC Holdings PLC ADR (HSBC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to HSBC Holdings PLC ADR (NYSE:HSBC) by analysts covering the stock. HSBC had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 13 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 2.

Several price targets were given for HSBC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 48.6, implying potential capital gains of -1.54 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 41, implying potential capital losses of -16.94 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 upwards by 0.16 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.85 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HSBC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 691.14 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HSBC has a PEG ratio of 0.19.

In the last 52-weeks, HSBC has achieved a high of 49.50 and a low of 32.03. Currently the stock is 54.11 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.28 percent. HSBC has a price/earnings ratio of 128.64. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HSBC value stock report compares HSBC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HSBC is $198.24 billion. HSBC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.