HP Inc. [NYSE: HPQ] price surged by 0.96 percent to reach at $0.26. The company report on February 18, 2021 that HP Inc. Appoints Marie Myers as Chief Financial Officer.
HP Inc. announced the appointment of Marie Myers as Chief Financial Officer. Myers has been serving as acting CFO and Chief Transformation Officer since October 2020. ’s announcement is effective immediately.
Myers brings more than 20 years of HP experience to the role. In addition to serving in numerous financial leadership positions, she has driven an aggressive agenda as HP’s Chief Transformation Officer to strengthen the company’s digital capabilities in ways that better serve customers while reducing operating costs.
A sum of 11824202 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 8.66M shares. HP Inc. shares reached a high of $27.435 and dropped to a low of $26.49 until finishing in the latest session at $27.38.
The one-year HPQ stock forecast points to a potential downside of -12.31. The average equity rating for HPQ stock is currently 2.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on 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 $24.38 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.
Barclays have made an estimate for HP Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on January 14, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on December 16, 2020, representing the official price target for HP Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $18 to $25, while UBS kept a Buy rating on HPQ stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for HP Inc. is set at 0.64, with the Price to Sales ratio for HPQ stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.61. Price to Free Cash Flow for HPQ in the course of the last twelve months was 12.56 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.
HPQ Stock Performance Analysis:
HP Inc. [HPQ] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.81. With this latest performance, HPQ shares gained by 8.35% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 50.19% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 23.89% 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 65.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.90, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.11 for HP Inc. [HPQ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.24, while it was recorded at 26.86 for the last single week of trading, and 20.10 for the last 200 days.
Insight into HP Inc. Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and HP Inc. [HPQ] shares currently have an operating margin of +6.82 and a Gross Margin at +18.12. HP Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.03.
Return on Total Capital for HPQ is now 84.61, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 72.87. Additionally, HPQ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 143.11, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 21.33.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, HP Inc. [HPQ] managed to generate an average of $53,660 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.50 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.66.HP Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.
HPQ Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, HP Inc. posted 0.65/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.54/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 20.40%. 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 10.74%.
HP Inc. [HPQ] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $27,036 million, or 81.10% of HPQ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HPQ stocks are: DODGE & COX with ownership of 149,699,491, which is approximately -10.533% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 119,024,801 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.26 billion in HPQ stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $3.11 billion in HPQ stock with ownership of nearly -0.115% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in HP Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 431 institutional holders increased their position in HP Inc. [NYSE:HPQ] by around 41,142,748 shares. Additionally, 407 investors decreased positions by around 93,521,839 shares, while 146 investors held positions by with 852,770,247 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 987,434,834 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HPQ stock had 153 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,896,186 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 22,216,176 shares during the same period.