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.

Several price targets were given for NP by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 97, implying a possible profit of 19.68 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, which equates to a potential downside of -16.1 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -11.61 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -5.3 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NP has an estimated earnings growth rate of -0.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. The PEG ratio of NP is -131.07.

In the last 52-weeks, NP has achieved a high of 90.23 and a low of 72.35. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.02 percent, and below the high by 10.17 percent. 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.