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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for POR. The maximum price target given was 49, implying potential capital gains of 8.24 percent. The minimum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -22.69 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.2 percent. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

POR has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.6 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of POR is -12.3.

POR has a 52-week high of 48.06 and a 52-week low of 40.28. Currently the stock is 12.39 percent higher than its low, and 5.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. POR has a price/earnings 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 market cap of POR is $4.02 billion. POR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.