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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HSBC. The highest price target was 48.6, which equates to a potential upside of -1.54 percent. The lowest price target was 41, implying a possible loss of -16.94 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.16 percent, compared to last month. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HSBC to grow at a rate of 691.14 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HSBC is 0.19.

In the last 52-weeks, HSBC has achieved a high of 49.50 and a low of 32.03. Today's price is 54.11 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.28 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $198.24 billion. HSBC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.