why HP Inc. [HPQ] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $17.71

HP Inc. [NYSE: HPQ] jumped around 0.23 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $18.80 at the close of the session, up 1.24%. The company report on August 6, 2020 that HP Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2020 Earnings on August 27, 2020.

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) will present a live audio webcast of a conference call to review financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2020 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT.

The webcast will be available at www.hp.com/investor/2020Q3Webcast. A replay of the audio webcast will be available at the same website shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately one year.

HP Inc. stock is now -8.52% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. HPQ Stock saw the intraday high of $18.86 and lowest of $18.40 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 23.93, which means current price is +49.92% above from all time high which was touched on 02/25/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 14.66M shares, HPQ reached a trading volume of 9118659 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about HP Inc. [HPQ]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HPQ shares is $17.71 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HPQ stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Cowen have made an estimate for HP Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Market Perform, with their previous recommendation back on June 30, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS dropped their target price from $22.50 to $17. The new note on the price target was released on May 28, 2020, representing the official price target for HP Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $16 to $17, while Morgan Stanley kept a Equal-Weight rating on HPQ stock. On May 28, 2020, analysts increased their price target for HPQ shares from 17 to 18.

The Average True Range (ATR) for HP Inc. is set at 0.55, with the Price to Sales ratio for HPQ stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.47. Price to Free Cash Flow for HPQ in the course of the last twelve months was 13.25 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has HPQ stock performed recently?

HP Inc. [HPQ] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.62. With this latest performance, HPQ shares gained by 5.68% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -16.37% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -3.79% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HPQ stock in for the last two-week period is set at 63.43, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.06 for HP Inc. [HPQ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 17.30, while it was recorded at 18.62 for the last single week of trading, and 18.36 for the last 200 days.

HP Inc. [HPQ]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and HP Inc. [HPQ] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.53 and a Gross Margin at +18.30. HP Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.40.

Return on Total Capital for HPQ is now 81.94, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 84.37. Additionally, HPQ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 130.25, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.35.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, HP Inc. [HPQ] managed to generate an average of $56,286 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.89 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.71.HP Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Earnings analysis for HP Inc. [HPQ]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, HP Inc. posted 0.58/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.55/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HPQ. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for HP Inc. go to 7.61%.

Insider trade positions for HP Inc. [HPQ]

There are presently around $21,732 million, or 83.40% of HPQ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HPQ stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 154,328,296, which is approximately 29.99% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 132,065,273 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.48 billion in HPQ stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.9 billion in HPQ stock with ownership of nearly 1.183% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in HP Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 362 institutional holders increased their position in HP Inc. [NYSE:HPQ] by around 134,593,347 shares. Additionally, 443 investors decreased positions by around 116,003,903 shares, while 146 investors held positions by with 905,358,499 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,155,955,749 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HPQ stock had 86 new institutional investments in for a total of 23,532,327 shares, while 100 institutional investors sold positions of 18,534,654 shares during the same period.

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