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How to buy Huaneng Power International stock

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Huaneng Power International, Inc is an utilities-independent power producers business based in the US. Huaneng Power International shares (HNP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Huaneng Power International employs 57,874 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Huaneng Power International share price

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Huaneng Power International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$12.79 - $19.64
50-day moving average $14.09
200-day moving average $14.51
Wall St. target price$12.31
PE ratio 9.6053
Dividend yield $0.18 (1.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.52

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Is it a good time to buy Huaneng Power International stock?

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Is Huaneng Power International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Huaneng Power International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Huaneng Power International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Huaneng Power International's P/E ratio

Huaneng Power International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Huaneng Power International shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Huaneng Power International's PEG ratio

Huaneng Power International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.2608. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Huaneng Power International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Huaneng Power International's EBITDA

Huaneng Power International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $43.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Huaneng Power International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Huaneng Power International financials

Revenue TTM $179 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.45%
Gross profit TTM $29.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.24%
Return on equity TTM 5.17%
Profit margin 3.15%
Book value $315.64
Market capitalisation $5.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Huaneng Power International shares

There are currently 47,841 Huaneng Power International shares held short by investors – that's known as Huaneng Power International's "short interest". This figure is 52.8% up from 31,317 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Huaneng Power International shares can be evaluated.

Huaneng Power International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Huaneng Power International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Huaneng Power International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Huaneng Power International shares traded daily (recently around 43491.818181818). Huaneng Power International's SIR currently stands at 1.1. In other words for every 100,000 Huaneng Power International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1100 shares are currently held short.

However Huaneng Power International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Huaneng Power International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Huaneng Power International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Huaneng Power International's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Huaneng Power International shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Huaneng Power International shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Huaneng Power International.

Find out more about how you can short Huaneng Power International stock.

Huaneng Power International share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 343.54% of net profits

Recently Huaneng Power International has paid out, on average, around 343.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.42% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Huaneng Power International shareholders could enjoy a 5.42% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Huaneng Power International's case, that would currently equate to about $0.18 per share.

Huaneng Power International's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Huaneng Power International's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 June 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Huaneng Power International's shares ever split?

Huaneng Power International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 25 May 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Huaneng Power International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Huaneng Power International shares which in turn could have impacted Huaneng Power International's share price.

Huaneng Power International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Huaneng Power International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.79 up to $19.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HNP.US volatility(beta: 0.55)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Huaneng Power International's is 0.5537. This would suggest that Huaneng Power International's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Huaneng Power International overview

Huaneng Power International, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the People's Republic of China and internationally. It is involved in the development, investment, construction, operation, and management of power plants and related projects; and generation, wholesale, and retail of power and other relating utilities. The company generates power from gas turbine, hydro, wind, photovoltaic, biomass, coal, solar, and oil resources. It is also involved in the sale of coal ash and lime; provision of cargo loading and storage, port, warehousing, and conveying services; photovoltaic power generation projects development and construction; and provision of thermal energy and cold energy services, as well as thermal heating services. In addition, the company engages in the repair of power equipment; provision of water supply and transportation services; construction and operation of electricity distribution networks and heating pipe networks; energy supply, energy transmission, and substation project contracting activities; cargo transportation; and port management, investment, and development activities. Further, it is involved in the management of industrial water and waste, as well as provides environment engineering, and information technology and management consulting services.

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