why Hess Corporation [HES] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $131.24


Hess Corporation [NYSE: HES] price surged by 1.25 percent to reach at $1.27. The company report on April 27, 2022 that Hess Reports Estimated Results for the First Quarter of 2022.

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A sum of 3656521 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 2.83M shares. Hess Corporation shares reached a high of $105.15 and dropped to a low of $98.77 until finishing in the latest session at $102.75.

The one-year HES stock forecast points to a potential upside of 21.71. The average equity rating for HES stock is currently 2.20, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Hess Corporation [HES]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HES shares is $131.24 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HES stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Tudor Pickering have made an estimate for Hess Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on May 27, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Mizuho raised their target price from $76 to $94. The new note on the price target was released on March 31, 2021, representing the official price target for Hess Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $86.50, while Goldman analysts kept a Buy rating on HES stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Hess Corporation is set at 4.13, with the Price to Sales ratio for HES stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.62. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.03, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for HES in the course of the last twelve months was 14.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

HES Stock Performance Analysis:

Hess Corporation [HES] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.56. With this latest performance, HES shares dropped by -4.35% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 15.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 35.30% 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 HES stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 33.72, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.52 for Hess Corporation [HES]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 103.13, while it was recorded at 104.69 for the last single week of trading, and 85.40 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Hess Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Hess Corporation [HES] shares currently have an operating margin of +29.43 and a Gross Margin at +33.84. Hess Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.24.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.58, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.84.

Hess Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.


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 HES. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Hess Corporation go to 56.62%.

Hess Corporation [HES] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $26,017 million, or 84.40% of HES stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HES stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 41,293,246, which is approximately 7.155% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 30,260,551 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.07 billion in HES stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.32 billion in HES stock with ownership of nearly 9.14% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Hess Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 311 institutional holders increased their position in Hess Corporation [NYSE:HES] by around 15,025,009 shares. Additionally, 233 investors decreased positions by around 18,263,458 shares, while 87 investors held positions by with 223,087,311 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 256,375,778 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HES stock had 118 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,385,545 shares, while 44 institutional investors sold positions of 1,165,450 shares during the same period.