Wall Street Pummels Hess Corporation (HES) After Recent Earnings Report

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Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) went up by 2.14% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $76.24. The company’s stock price has collected 2.77% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 03/19/21 that Hess to Participate in 49th Annual Scotia Howard Weil Energy Conference

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Is It Worth Investing in Hess Corporation (NYSE :HES) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for HES is at 2.23. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 15 analysts out of 26 who provided ratings for Hess Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $77.92, which is $4.51 above the current price. HES currently public float of 273.18M and currently shorts hold a 3.02% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HES was 2.21M shares.

HES’s Market Performance

HES stocks went up by 2.77% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.04% and a quarterly performance of 29.13%, while its annual performance rate touched 107.83%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.50% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.44% for Hess Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.54% for HES stocks with a simple moving average of 39.43% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HES

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HES stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for HES by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for HES in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $94 based on the research report published on March 31st of the current year 2021.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HES reach a price target of $86.50. The rating they have provided for HES stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on March 23rd, 2021.

Evercore ISI gave a rating of “Outperform” to HES, setting the target price at $70 in the report published on December 17th of the previous year.

HES Trading at 11.63% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HES to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.24% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.50%, as shares surge +3.56% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +25.77% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HES rose by +2.77%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +42.49% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $70.64. In addition, Hess Corporation saw 38.30% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HES starting from RIELLY JOHN P, who sale 3,944 shares at the price of $72.06 back on Mar 09. After this action, RIELLY JOHN P now owns 276,502 shares of Hess Corporation, valued at $284,205 using the latest closing price.

Lynch Richard D., the Senior Vice President of Hess Corporation, sale 2,074 shares at $72.06 during a trade that took place back on Mar 09, which means that Lynch Richard D. is holding 34,778 shares at $149,452 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HES

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -20.92 for the present operating margin
  • -12.91 for the gross margin

The net margin for Hess Corporation stands at -75.07. The total capital return value is set at -5.22, while invested capital returns managed to touch -20.07. Equity return is now at value -49.70, with -15.90 for asset returns.

Based on Hess Corporation (HES), the company’s capital structure generated 169.12 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 62.84. Total debt to assets is 48.22, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 167.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 62.21.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.92, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.37. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.06 and the total asset turnover is 0.20. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.90.

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