Huntsman Corp (HUN) Stock: A Closer Look at the Analyst Ratings

Huntsman Corp (NYSE: HUN) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 49.36x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for HUN is 1.14. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 rating it as “overweight,” 0 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The public float for HUN is 161.98M and currently, short sellers hold a 2.80% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of HUN on April 03, 2024 was 2.06M shares.

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HUN) stock’s latest price update

Huntsman Corp (NYSE: HUN)’s stock price has decreased by -0.81 compared to its previous closing price of 25.99. However, the company has seen a 1.30% increase in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. PRNewsWire reported 2024-04-01 that THE WOODLANDS, Texas, April 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) will hold a conference call on Friday, May 3, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss its first quarter 2024 financial results.

HUN’s Market Performance

Huntsman Corp (HUN) has experienced a 1.30% rise in stock performance for the past week, with a 2.10% rise in the past month, and a 2.59% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.67%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.98% for HUN. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 0.17% for HUN’s stock, with a 1.31% simple moving average for the past 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 “Overweight.” The predicted price for HUN in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $32 based on the research report published on February 23, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see HUN reach a price target of $28. The rating they have provided for HUN stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on December 11th, 2023.

BofA Securities gave a rating of “Buy” to HUN, setting the target price at $27 in the report published on October 18th of the previous year.

HUN Trading at 3.13% 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 -13.76% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.98%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.67%, as shares sank -0.27% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.17% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, HUN rose by +1.30%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.02% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $25.73. In addition, Huntsman Corp saw 2.59% 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 HUN starting from STRYKER DAVID M, who purchase 2,500 shares at the price of $24.50 back on Jun 02 ’23. After this action, STRYKER DAVID M now owns 385,502 shares of Huntsman Corp, valued at $61,250 using the latest closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for HUN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.01 for the present operating margin
  • 0.15 for the gross margin

The net margin for Huntsman Corp stands at 0.01. The total capital return value is set at 0.01. Equity return is now at value -0.49, with -0.22 for asset returns.

Based on Huntsman Corp (HUN), the company’s capital structure generated 0.39 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.1. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.64. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.29.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 465.0 million with net debt to EBITDA at 3.28. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.98. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.12for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.84. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.97.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Huntsman Corp (HUN) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. 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.

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