News headlines about HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HSBC earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3860145871057 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) opened at $55.42 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $221,629.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.59, a P/E/G ratio of 2.53 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. HSBC has a 1-year low of $39.63 and a 1-year high of $55.89.

HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.95 by ($0.20). analysts expect that HSBC will post 3.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on HSBC shares. BNP Paribas cut HSBC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSBC in a report on Monday, December 11th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSBC in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of HSBC in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating for the company. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSBC in a research note on Friday, November 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. HSBC has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.50.

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HSBC Company Profile

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through four businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). It operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

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