Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) went down by -2.49% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $10.00. The company’s stock price has collected -4.47% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 09/29/20 that 4 Small-Cap Energy Stocks With Healthier Balance Sheets
Is It Worth Investing in Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE :HLX) Right Now?
Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (NYSE:HLX) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 13.82 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HLX is at 3.52. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 6 analysts out of 9 who provided ratings for Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $5.75. HLX currently public float of 141.03M and currently shorts hold a 5.73% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HLX was 2.80M shares.
HLX’s Market Performance
HLX stocks went down by -4.47% for the week, with a monthly drop of -34.90% and a quarterly performance of -32.47%, while its annual performance rate touched -69.12%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 7.81% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 7.77% for Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -20.19% for HLX stocks with a simple moving average of -48.73% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of HLX
BofA/Merrill, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HLX reach a price target of $4. The rating they have provided for HLX stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on May 28th, 2020.
HLX Trading at -36.39% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought HLX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -76.50% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 7.77%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 7.81%, as shares sank -31.88% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -38.48% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, HLX fell by -4.47%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -74.34% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $2.89. In addition, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. saw -75.60% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HLX starting from KRATZ OWEN E, who purchase 210,000 shares at the price of $1.79 back on Mar 12. After this action, KRATZ OWEN E now owns 7,071,844 shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., valued at $375,900 using the latest closing price.
Sparks Scott Andrew, the EVP and COO of Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc., sale 11,740 shares at $9.37 during a trade that took place back on Dec 13, which means that Sparks Scott Andrew is holding 253,342 shares at $110,004 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for HLX
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +9.86 for the present operating margin
- +19.15 for the gross margin
The net margin for Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. stands at +7.62. The total capital return value is set at 3.39, while invested capital returns managed to touch 2.75. Equity return is now at value 1.80, with 1.20 for asset returns.
Based on Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc. (HLX), the company’s capital structure generated 35.98 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 26.46. Total debt to assets is 23.55, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 26.94. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 19.82.
Currently, EBITDA for the company is 47.69M with total debt to EBITDA at 2.17. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.38, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.97 and the total asset turnover is 0.30. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.44.