Analyst Ratings for Portland General Electric Co. (POR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE:POR) have given it a consensus rating of Underweight. POR had previously received a consensus rating of Underweight a month ago.

1 analysts declared POR a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for POR. The most optimistic price target was 49, implying potential capital gains of 8.24 percent. The lowest price target was 35, implying a possible loss of -22.69 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.2 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.06 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.22 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.66 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 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of POR to grow at a rate of -1.6 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. POR has a PEG ratio of -12.3.

In the last 52-weeks, POR has achieved a high of 48.06 and a low of 40.28. Today's price is 12.39 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. POR has a P/E ratio of 19.68. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The POR value stock report compares POR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.02 billion. POR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.