Press coverage about Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing 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 news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.765331353303 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on HNP shares. ValuEngine lowered Huaneng Power International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded Huaneng Power International from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. BidaskClub cut Huaneng Power International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Macquarie upgraded Huaneng Power International from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

Shares of Huaneng Power International (NYSE HNP) opened at 25.63 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.74 billion, a PE ratio of 35.60 and a beta of 0.75. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $26.09 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.80. Huaneng Power International has a 52-week low of $23.70 and a 52-week high of $31.85.

The firm also recently announced a None dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 22nd were issued a $1.494 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 20th. Huaneng Power International’s payout ratio is 171.26%.

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