What Are The Risk Factors For H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES)?


As of Wednesday close, H&E Equipment Services Inc.’s (NASDAQ:HEES) stock was down -$0.07, moving down -0.16 percent to $42.53. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 146,680 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.30 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 203,700, while in the previous 50 days, it was 168,110.

Since last month, HEES stock rose 34.16%. Shares of the company fell to $29.94 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $48.06 was reached on 01/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $26.12. Since the beginning of this year, HEES’s stock price has dropped by -3.93% or -$1.74, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.51% since its 52-week high.

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HEES stock investors should be aware that H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 14 days ago on Nov 10. Bagley Gary W, the Director of the company, disposed of 8,042 shares for $41.41 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $333,019 divestment by the insider. Bagley Gary W sold 6,958 shares at an average price of $40.11 on Nov 09. The insider now owns 78,559 shares following the transaction. On Aug 12, Director Bagley Gary W sold 10,000 shares at $35.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $350,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, H&E Equipment Services Inc. (HEES) has a P/E ratio of about 14.91. The stock’s beta is 2.11. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.32, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.34, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 8.44 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.2750 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.2750. On Thursday July 30 2015, a $0.0250 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 3.47, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 3.47. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 43.80% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 16.30%. Based on annual data, HEES earned $415.36 million in gross profit and brought in $1.06 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 7.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 41.20%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HEES’s revenue rose 15.06% to $294.67 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $324.28 million. While analysts expected H&E Equipment Services Inc. to report $0.82 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.05 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 28.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $138.52 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of H&E Equipment Services Inc. were 1.86 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $1.43 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $36.31 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at H&E Equipment Services Inc.’s (HEES) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 18.24%, the RSI 9-day stood at 73.91% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current H&E Equipment Services Inc. price is up by +3.15% percent or $1.30. At present, HEES shares trade +34.08% above its 20-day simple moving average and +51.19% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +35.97% above its SMA50 and +3.53% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 88.56% and Stochastic coefficient D was 80.48%, while ATR was 1.38. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.64% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 72.04%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.53, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.93.


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