Earnings Forecast Revision Scan: HSBC Holdings plc

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

The stock now provides a dividend yield of 5.19% for the Financial company. Strong Sell. Investors might also notice that two months ago the Buy recommendations (0) were less than Sell recommendations (0).

A number of research analysts have weighed in on HSBC shares. It has ranged in price between $49.06-$49.6 after having started the session at $49.6 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.1. About 1.47 million shares traded.

Digging deeping into the HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) 's technical indicators, we note that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R now sits at -36.94. It has outperformed by 5.46% the S&P500.

Omega Advisors Inc increased Hess Corp (HES) stake by 69.71% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $198.12 bln. The hedge fund held 50,000 shares of the consumer electronics and appliances company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $873,000, down from 82,493 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $161.73. About 585,068 shares traded. McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has risen 21.62% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.64% the S&P500. Therefore 27% are positive. HSBC Holdings plc's P/E ratio is 17.96. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by Bank of America. The stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 8.

According to Zacks brokerage recommendations, HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC)'s Buy count is 0 and Strong Buy is 2 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Strong Sell are 0 and 3, respectively. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 15 by Argus Research. The firm earned "Underperform" rating on Tuesday, March 29 by BNP Paribas. Warburg Research set a €21.00 ($25.93) target price on Metro and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th.

Welch Group Llc, which manages about $645.12M and $644.64 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in A T & T Inc New (NYSE:T) by 17,952 shares to 458,254 shares, valued at $17.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Since January 26, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $43,446 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.11, from 0.77 in 2017Q3. 63 funds opened positions while 131 raised stakes. 26,550 were accumulated by Heritage Wealth. Atlantic Trust Grp Limited Liability reported 131 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Wellcome Tru (The) As Trustee Of The Wellcome Tru has 1.98% invested in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) for 7.50 million shares. Alexandria Capital Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.1% in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) or 3,827 shares. Fulton Comml Bank Na invested in 130,286 shares or 0.16% of the stock. Union Retail Bank owns 0.79% invested in McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) for 14,759 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mgmt holds 0.04% or 504,663 shares. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES). Lifeplan Fincl Group Incorporated reported 22,217 shares stake. Wellington Management Gp Ltd Liability Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN).

Among 35 analysts covering McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD), 25 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold.

Investors may also be looking to compare the current stock price of HSBC ETFS Plc (HMUS.L) to some of its moving averages. The most recent short interest data show 0.21% of the company's stock are short sold. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with "Underweight" on Wednesday, November 1. Longbow upgraded McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) on Thursday, September 28 to "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by UBS on Tuesday, January 23 with "Hold". The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70.

Analysts await McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.12 EPS, down 42.86% or $0.09 from last year's $0.21 per share.

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