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 price target was 97, implying potential capital gains of 19.68 percent. The lowest price target was 68, implying a possible loss of -16.1 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 -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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

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. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of NP is -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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion. NP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.