News stories about HSBC (NYSE:HSBC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HSBC earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0007861541191 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- HSBC Pays U.K. Women 59% Less Than Men, Widest Bank Gap So Far (bloombergquint.com)
- The biggest gender pay gap yet for a UK bank has been reported by HSBC (finance.yahoo.com)
- HSBC Bank Argentina S.A. — Moody’s assigns debt ratings to HSBC Bank Argentina’s expected issuance (finance.yahoo.com)
- Exxon upgraded to Buy at HSBC as ‘risks of being negative’ grow (seekingalpha.com)
- Form 6-K HSBC HOLDINGS PLC For: Mar 14 (streetinsider.com)
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on HSBC. ValuEngine raised shares of HSBC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. BNP Paribas lowered shares of HSBC from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSBC in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of HSBC in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of HSBC in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.50.
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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