Exane BNP Paribas slashes price target on HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] – find out why.


HSBC Holdings plc [NYSE: HSBC] jumped around 1.32 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $32.72 at the close of the session, up 4.20%. The company report on May 5, 2022 that Amperon Raises $7 Million Series A Led by HSBC Asset Management.

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Company poised for global growth in its mission to bring AI to grids and electricity markets.

Amperon Holdings, Inc., the leader in AI-powered grid forecasts, today announced $7 million in Series A funding led by HSBC Asset Management (NYSE: HSBC), out of its new Climate Tech Venture Capital Fund. Proven to have the most accurate demand forecasts in the industry, Amperon is a critical tool for electricity market participants to address the growing issues of grid reliability and sustainability. The Series A brings Amperon’s total funding to $10 million.

HSBC Holdings plc stock is now 8.52% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. HSBC Stock saw the intraday high of $32.84 and lowest of $32.31 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 38.61, which means current price is +12.17% above from all time high which was touched on 02/11/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.78M shares, HSBC reached a trading volume of 4734617 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HSBC shares is $41.85 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HSBC stock is a recommendation set at 1.00. 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.

Exane BNP Paribas have made an estimate for HSBC Holdings plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 27, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on December 07, 2021, representing the official price target for HSBC Holdings plc stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for HSBC Holdings plc is set at 0.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for HSBC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.67, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 312.44.

How has HSBC stock performed recently?

HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.17. With this latest performance, HSBC shares gained by 1.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 12.44% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 3.84% 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 HSBC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.46, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.99 for HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 32.68, while it was recorded at 31.19 for the last single week of trading, and 30.94 for the last 200 days.

HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.02. HSBC Holdings plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +17.36.

Return on Total Capital for HSBC is now 2.14, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.22. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.13, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.42. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 224.89. Additionally, HSBC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 69.22, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 13.37. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 72.78, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 22.40.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] managed to generate an average of $41,690 per employee.

Insider trade positions for HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]

There are presently around $1,628 million, or 1.20% of HSBC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HSBC stocks are: DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP with ownership of 9,833,179, which is approximately 3.481% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC, holding 3,738,851 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $117.4 million in HSBC stocks shares; and PARAMETRIC PORTFOLIO ASSOCIATES LLC, currently with $114.63 million in HSBC stock with ownership of nearly 14.02% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in HSBC Holdings plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 167 institutional holders increased their position in HSBC Holdings plc [NYSE:HSBC] by around 9,923,898 shares. Additionally, 90 investors decreased positions by around 6,449,942 shares, while 75 investors held positions by with 35,486,468 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 51,860,308 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HSBC stock had 56 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,282,258 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 1,948,583 shares during the same period.