Analyst Ratings for Neenah Paper Inc. (NP)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Neenah Paper Inc. (NYSE:NP) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, NP received an average rating of Overweight.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave NP a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 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 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NP. The highest price target was 97, which equates to a potential upside of 19.68 percent. The lowest price target was 68, which equates to a potential downside of -16.1 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.61 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -5.3 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NP to grow at a rate of -0.15 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NP has a PEG ratio of -131.07.

NP has traded between a high of 90.23 and a low of 72.35 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.02 percent, and 10.17 percent below the high. NP has a P/E ratio of 19.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NP value stock report compares NP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NP is $1.34 billion. NP is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.