Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Huaneng Power International (HNP) Stock Price

News headlines about Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Huaneng Power International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.3420099683168 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $25.06. The company had a trading volume of 51,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 72,784. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 0.33 and a quick ratio of 0.29. The stock has a market cap of $9,466.05, a P/E ratio of 36.10, a P/E/G ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.78. Huaneng Power International has a 52 week low of $24.40 and a 52 week high of $31.85.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of Huaneng Power International in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Daiwa Capital Markets lowered Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th. CLSA upgraded Huaneng Power International from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Huaneng Power International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.00.

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