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 analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible profit of 8.24 percent. The lowest price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -22.69 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.2 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 -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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.66 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

POR has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.6 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of POR is -12.3.

In the last 52-weeks, POR has achieved a high of 48.06 and a 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.