Exane BNP Paribas lifts HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] price estimate. Who else is bullish?


HSBC Holdings plc [NYSE: HSBC] closed the trading session at $31.57 on 07/19/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $31.28, while the highest price level was $31.6086. The company report on July 6, 2022 that HSBC Asset Management Re-Launches US Smaller Companies Fund With RadiantESG.

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HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has launched the HSBC RadiantESG US Smaller Companies Fund. RadiantESG Global Investors1 will take over as the new sub-advisor for the fund which will replace the current HSBC Opportunity Fund — a small- and mid-cap growth fund.

The HSBC RadiantESG U.S. Smaller Companies Fund will maintain the investment objective of seeking long-term growth of capital and will continue to invest in US small- and mid-cap companies. Additionally, RadiantESG will seek to identify and invest in companies with compelling fundamentals and attractive environmental, social and governmental (ESG) profiles. The Fund’s benchmark, the Russell 2500® Growth Index,2 will remain the same.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 4.71 percent and weekly performance of 0.70 percent. The stock has been moved at -10.69 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -0.19 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -6.85 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.24M shares, HSBC reached to a volume of 3789159 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $44.59 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 0.82, with the Price to Sales ratio for HSBC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.43. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.64, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 307.83.

HSBC stock trade performance evaluation

HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.70. With this latest performance, HSBC shares dropped by -0.19% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 17.84% 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 48.53, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 49.98, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.27 for HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 31.84, while it was recorded at 30.99 for the last single week of trading, and 31.97 for the last 200 days.

HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]: An insightful look at the core 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.

HSBC Holdings plc [HSBC]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,590 million, or 1.30% 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 $115.94 million in HSBC stocks shares; and PARAMETRIC PORTFOLIO ASSOCIATES LLC, currently with $113.21 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 August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 166 institutional holders increased their position in HSBC Holdings plc [NYSE:HSBC] by around 9,302,010 shares. Additionally, 93 investors decreased positions by around 6,430,682 shares, while 70 investors held positions by with 35,551,047 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 51,283,739 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HSBC stock had 54 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,333,117 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 1,938,576 shares during the same period.