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 potential capital gains of 8.24 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, implying a possible loss of -22.69 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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, 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 decreased their estimates.

POR has an estimated earnings growth rate of -1.6 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.