Huntsman Corporation (HUN) Shares: Cheap or Risky?

Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) saw an upside of 1.53% to close Friday at $31.95 after adding $0.48 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,229,360 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $32.09 in the past week. An average of 3,548,575 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,848,576.

HUN’s 1-month performance is 18.29% or $5.08 on its low of $25.02 reached on 09/21/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $22.59 and high of $32.35, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/10/21. YTD, HUN has achieved 27.09% or $6.81. However, the current price is down -1.24%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jun 01, 132 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Huntsman Corporation (HUN). Wright Randy W. (VP and Controller) most recently sold 42,671 shares at $28.99 per share on Jun 01. This transaction cost the insider $1,237,032. VP and Controller, Wright Randy W., sold 42,352 shares at a price of $29.00 on May 21. Then, on Feb 24, Division President Wright Scott J sold 9,016 shares at a price of $28.64 per share. This transaction amounted to $258,195.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 34.64 and a low of 2.535. HUN stock has a beta of 1.29. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.99 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.90.

Huntsman Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.75 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.35% and the payout ratio is 23.60%. HUN’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 30, when it paid $0.1875 a share compared with prior rate of $0.1875, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0250 reported on Wednesday April 28 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 30.00% yearly.

It is projected that Huntsman Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 13-Dec-2021. HUN is expected to distribute $0.1875 as its next dividend.

Huntsman Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.90 meaning that HUN stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.41, while the total debt to equity was 0.42. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 20.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 8.91% while for the period ending June 29; Huntsman Corporation’s operating margin was 10.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.1 billion against revenue of $6.02 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected HUN to announce $0.81 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.86, representing a 6.20% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $282.0 million. HUN stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 4.62 billion, with total debt at $2.01 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $221.93 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Huntsman Corporation (HUN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 08 October was 81.64% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 34.01%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $31.36, reflecting a +4.14% or $1.27 change from its current price. HUN is currently trading +17.38% above its 20-day SMA, +7.76% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +21.30% and +26.04% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 95.60% and 95.27% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.90. The RSI (14) points at 77.08%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 98.02% with the period’s ATR at 0.87. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.87 and 2.27 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN), Wolfe Research launched coverage with a Peer perform rating. Analysts offering their rating for HUN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate HUN as a “sell,”, while 4 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 16 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is HUN’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $32.00 and a high of $50.00, with their median price target at $35.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Huntsman Corporation (HUN) stock is $35.95.


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