The price-to-earnings ratio for HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) is above average at 12.35x, while the 36-month beta value is 1.03.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 3 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 13 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”
The average price point forecasted by analysts for HP Inc. (HPQ) is $30.03, which is $2.23 above the current market price. The public float for HPQ is 986.46M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.78% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of HPQ on September 18, 2023 was 6.87M shares.
HPQ) stock’s latest price update
HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ)’s stock price has plunge by -1.73relation to previous closing price of 27.82. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -7.16% plunge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2023-09-17 that Oracle outperformed HP by a wide margin over the past year. HP is still struggling as the market’s demand for new PCs drops off a cliff.
HPQ’s Market Performance
HP Inc. (HPQ) has experienced a -7.16% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -12.65% drop in the past month, and a -12.09% drop in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.55%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.28% for HPQ. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -9.29% for HPQ’s stock, with a -8.14% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of HPQ
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for HPQ stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for HPQ by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for HPQ in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $32 based on the research report published on June 30, 2023 of the current year 2023.
HPQ Trading at -13.45% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought HPQ to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.35% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.28%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.55%, as shares sank -11.69% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -11.52% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, HPQ fell by -7.16%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -6.40% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $29.96. In addition, HP Inc. saw 1.75% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at HPQ starting from BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, who sale 2,893,236 shares at the price of $28.39 back on Sep 13. After this action, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC now owns 115,450,646 shares of HP Inc., valued at $82,153,436 using the latest closing price.
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC, the 10% Owner of HP Inc., sale 1,669,968 shares at $29.07 during a trade that took place back on Sep 12, which means that BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC is holding 118,343,882 shares at $48,552,316 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for HPQ
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +7.21 for the present operating margin
- +18.24 for the gross margin
The net margin for HP Inc. stands at +5.16. The total capital return value is set at 54.23, while invested capital returns managed to touch 44.41. Equity return is now at value -96.70, with 7.50 for asset returns.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.67, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.32. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.89 and the total asset turnover is 1.61. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.76.
In a nutshell, HP Inc. (HPQ) has experienced a mixed performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.