Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Huaneng Power International earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.355939877218 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Huaneng Power International (NYSE HNP) opened at 26.64 on Friday. Huaneng Power International has a 12-month low of $23.70 and a 12-month high of $31.85. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.35 and its 200-day moving average is $27.30. The stock has a market cap of $10.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.00 and a beta of 0.72.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Huaneng Power International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Huaneng Power International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

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