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Is a Correction Looming Ahead for Huntsman Corporation (HUN)

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) went down by -2.21% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $41.65. The company’s stock price has collected -4.25% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 03/25/22 that Starboard Loses Effort to Gain Huntsman Board Seats

Is It Worth Investing in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE :HUN) Right Now?

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 4.34 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for HUN is at 1.17. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Huntsman Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 6 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $35.22, which is $11.67 above the current price. HUN currently public float of 179.28M and currently shorts hold a 3.25% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of HUN was 2.61M shares.

HUN’s Market Performance

HUN stocks went down by -4.25% for the week, with a monthly drop of -17.66% and a quarterly performance of -12.85%, while its annual performance rate touched -2.47%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.52% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.28% for Huntsman Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -9.09% for HUN stocks with a simple moving average of -24.68% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of HUN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HUN stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for HUN by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for HUN in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $28 based on the research report published on September 20th of the current year 2022.

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HUN reach a price target of $25. The rating they have provided for HUN stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on September 20th, 2022.

RBC Capital Mkts gave a rating of “Sector Perform” to HUN, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on September 19th of the current year.

HUN Trading at -12.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought HUN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -39.45% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.28%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.52%, as shares sank -14.54% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -13.54% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HUN fell by -4.25%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -21.48% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.53. In addition, Huntsman Corporation saw -27.69% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HUN starting from STRYKER DAVID M, who purchase 10,000 shares at the price of $29.90 back on Aug 12. After this action, STRYKER DAVID M now owns 341,614 shares of Huntsman Corporation, valued at $298,995 using the latest closing price.

ESPELAND CURTIS E, the Director of Huntsman Corporation, purchase 15,000 shares at $30.18 during a trade that took place back on Aug 11, which means that ESPELAND CURTIS E is holding 18,533 shares at $452,644 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HUN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +9.16 for the present operating margin
  • +21.00 for the gross margin

The net margin for Huntsman Corporation stands at +12.36. Equity return is now at value 30.30, with 13.90 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.92.

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