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The Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE:HP) is going up by 1.39% in today’s trading session, a rise equivalent to 0.55% of the stock’s price from yesterday’s market close. A news came out on 11/29/19 stating that Oil Prices Drop After Iraq’s Prime Minister Resigns by BARRONS. The lowest point that the shares touched during the trading session was $38.5041, while the peak of the day was recorded at a share price of $40.06. HP finished the previous session at $39.53 according to the data provided by Barchart, while the trading volume was observed to be $624690.

In the 100 days of trading, HP managed to top a 41.34% Moving average. Additionally, Helmerich & Payne Inc. shares have achieved a 52-week range between 35.74 and 64.80 alongside 100 days raw stochastic set at 31.07%.

The number of shares outstanding, according to the fundamentals of the company, is set at 111.00M, equal to the value of $4.39B in market capitalization. In the last 30 days, Helmerich & Payne Inc. shares went down by -4.46%, adding 42.16 to growth in value, on top of a +7.99% boost since 11/01/19.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE:HP) Analyst’s Estimates

Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) could record at least $0.08 per share in quarterly earnings in the upcoming report on 01/30/2020, a number that would actually represent an increase of 0.80 YOY.

According to the average analyst rating, Helmerich & Payne Inc. would be rated as Overweight. Out of 24 different analysts monitoring HP stock, 10 analysts rate the stock as a BUY, 8 suggest to give the rating of HOLD, 2 indicate that HP is an OVERWEIGHT, 4 rated the stock as a SELL, and 0 analyst believes that the stock should be rated as UNDERWEIGHT.

On November 20, 2019, the stock earned a Initiated rating due to a new analyst call from Deutsche Bank, while analysts from Argus believe that the stock is set at Hold from Buy, as concluded on November 19, 2019. BofA/Merrill, is still rather wary about the stock, deciding to keep the rating at Neutral as confirmed through a call on October 08, 2019.

Regardless of the rating, Citigroup did decrease their price from $50 to $43 as they are considering target share price analysis. Barclays, on the other hand, provided a rather enthusiastic opinion on the rating, concluded in an analyst call on September 26, 2019, giving the stock a Overweight rating.

HP Key Ratios To Watch:

Taking in account the profitability of the Company, gross profit margin of +15.55% has been attained, while the operating margin has been recorded at +7.63%. The firm is also showcasing profitability through returns on assets in the company’s ownership, with ROA set at -0.58%. Beta value of the stock is recorded at 1.67. Additionally, Helmerich & Payne Inc. is recording price volatility of 4.31% for the period of the last seven days and 3.76% in the last 30 days.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. (NYSE:HP) Technical Outlook

For the period of the last 50 days, Helmerich & Payne Inc. had its Raw Stochastic average set at 58.63% for the latest technical analysis. In comparison to the period of the last 20 days, the present Raw Stochastic average for the last 50 days poses as improvement, set at 61.32%. Stochastic %K for Helmerich & Payne Inc., with the last 20 days included, was set at 58.02%, having Stochastic %D topping 56.19%. Based on the previous performance of the company for the mentioned period, there are more than several recorded moving trends. When it comes to the period of the last 12 months, accounting the time for year-to-date, price performance appears to be discouraging for Helmerich & Payne Inc. stocks with recording -17.54% in metrics.

Helmerich & Payne Inc. Insider Watch:

Similarly, 103.98% of the company’s float is held by institutions – and there are 717 institutions in total holding shares of this company. The top three institutional holders of HP stocks are: Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with ownership of $484.39 million, which is approximately 12088525 of the company’s shares; Blackrock Inc., holding 9955223 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $398.91 million; and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co, currently with more than 8257200 shares of the company valued at $330.87 million. Positions in Helmerich & Payne Inc. stocks held by institutional investors has been changing actively in the past six months, a period during which there were 16 insider purchases amounting to 310816 shares. Similarly, there were 1 sale transactions amounting to 45000 shares, with the net shares purchased during the last six months reaching 265,816.