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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HSBC. The most optimistic price target was 48.6, implying a possible profit of -1.54 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, which equates to a potential downside of -16.94 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.16 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.85 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. HSBC has a PEG ratio of 0.19.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HSBC hit 49.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 32.03. Currently the stock is 54.11 percent higher than its low, and 0.28 percent below the high. HSBC has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.