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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 97, implying potential capital gains of 19.68 percent. The lowest price target was 68, implying a possible loss of -16.1 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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 -11.61 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 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 NP's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.15 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.