Media coverage about Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huaneng Power International earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0745227763248 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Huaneng Power International (NYSE HNP) traded up $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $25.16. 131,788 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 57,420. The firm has a market cap of $9,519.25, a PE ratio of 36.30, a P/E/G ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.33. Huaneng Power International has a 12-month low of $24.40 and a 12-month high of $31.85.

A number of research firms recently commented on HNP. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Huaneng Power International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Daiwa Capital Markets downgraded shares of Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. CLSA raised shares of Huaneng Power International from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Huaneng Power International in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.00.

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