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, which equates to a potential upside of -1.54 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.16 percent, compared to last month. 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, 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 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of HSBC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 691.14 percent. 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. 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.

HSBC has traded between a high of 49.50 and a low of 32.03 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 54.11 percent, and 0.28 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $198.24 billion. HSBC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.