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 most pessimistic price target was 41, which equates to a potential downside of -16.94 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.16 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.85 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 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.