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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NP. The most optimistic price target was 97, implying potential capital gains of 19.68 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes -11.61 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 12.02 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.17 percent below the high. NP has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion. NP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.