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 highest price target was 49, implying potential capital gains 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.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of POR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.6 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of POR is -12.3.

POR has traded between a high of 48.06 and a low of 40.28 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.39 percent, and 5.81 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.02 billion. POR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.