Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) went down by -1.75% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $23.61 and move down -44.76%, while HSC stocks collected 3.75% of gains with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 19 hours ago that Harsco Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2020 Results
Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) Worth an Investment?
Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 127.42 times of increase in earnings at the present.
HSC Market Performance
HSC stocks went up by 3.75% for the week, with the monthly jump of 31.21% and a quarterly performance of 111.54%, while its annual performance rate touched -14.87%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.07% for HSC stocks with the simple moving average of 11.19% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion on Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC)
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HSC stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for HSC shares by setting it to “Buy”. The predicted price for HSC socks in the upcoming period according to Stifel is $16 based on the research report published on June 8, 2020.
Barrington Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HSC stock at the price of $25. The rating they have provided for HSC stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on January 31, 2020.
Lake Street gave “Buy” rating to HSC stocks, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on February 23, 2018.
HSC Stocks 21.59% Far from 50 Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought HSC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Harsco Corporation was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -30.92% of loss for the given period.
The stock volatility was left at 4.54%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 6.16%, while the shares surge at the distance of +31.32% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +54.30% upper at the present time.
In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, HSC went up by +3.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -14.43% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $14.88. In addition, Harsco Corporation saw -29.12% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.
HSC Stock Insider Trading
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Harsco Corporation (HSC), starting from Purvis Edgar M Jr, who bought 9,000 shares at the price of $8.50 back on May 15. After this action, Rushing now owns 20,773 shares of Harsco Corporation, valued at $76,500 with the latest closing price.
McKenzie Tracey L., the SVP and CHRO of Harsco Corporation, sold 4,627 shares at the value of $8.51 during a trade that took place back on May 15, which means that McKenzie Tracey L. is holding 4,717 shares at the value of $39,376 based on the most recent closing price.
HSC Stock Fundamentals
The current profitability levels are settled at +7.27 for the present operating margin and +23.40 for gross margin. The net margin for Harsco Corporation stands at +1.88. Total capital return value is set at 8.62, while invested capital returns managed to touch 2.34. Equity return holds the value 78.60%, with 19.70% for asset returns.
Based on Harsco Corporation (HSC), the company’s capital structure generated 112.10 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 52.85. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 35.11 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 3.04 and long-term debt to capital is 109.56.
The value for Enterprise to Sales is 1.76 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.31. The receivables turnover for Harsco Corporation is 4.11 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.75. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.40.