What Are The Risk Factors For HP Inc. (HPQ)?


As of Wednesday close, HP Inc.’s (NYSE:HPQ) stock was up $0.53, moving up 1.80 percent to $29.91. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 12,551,080 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.62 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 9,331,854, while in the previous 50 days, it was 9,343,680.

Since last month, HPQ stock rose 8.45%. Shares of the company fell to $26.20 on 11/03/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $41.47 was reached on 04/07/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $24.08. Since the beginning of this year, HPQ’s stock price has dropped by -20.60% or -$7.76, and marked a new high 8 times. However, the stock has declined by -27.88% since its 52-week high.

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HPQ stock investors should be aware that HP Inc. (HPQ) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 53 days ago on Oct 03. LORES ENRIQUE, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 34,000 shares for $25.23 on Oct 03. It resulted in a $857,820 divestment by the insider. MYERS MARIE sold 4,500 shares at an average price of $33.05 on Aug 01. The insider now owns 13,500 shares following the transaction. On Jul 01, President and CEO LORES ENRIQUE sold 34,000 shares at $32.67 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,110,780.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, HP Inc. (HPQ) has a P/E ratio of about 5.21. The stock’s beta is 1.01.

The latest dividend of $0.2625 per share was paid out, which is 5.0% more than last year’s $0.25. On Tuesday November 22 2022, a $0.0125 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the recent quarter, HP Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.60, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 19.90% percent. In the recent year, operating margins totaled 11.50%. Based on annual data, HPQ earned $13.42 billion in gross profit and brought in $63.49 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 112.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -307.70%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. HPQ’s revenue fell -4.26% to $16.49 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $14.66 billion. During the quarter, the company generated $1.45 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of HP Inc. were 41.56 billion at the end of its most recent quarter, and its total debt was $12.26 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.01 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at HP Inc.’s (HPQ) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.64%, the RSI 9-day stood at 61.48% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current HP Inc. price is up by +2.12% percent or $0.62. At present, HPQ shares trade +8.84% above its 20-day simple moving average and -5.17% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +10.61% above its SMA50 and -21.29% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 65.10% and Stochastic coefficient D was 64.66%, while ATR was 1.07. Given the Stochastic reading of 69.60% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 60.21%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.32, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.11.

Analyst Ratings

HP Inc. downgraded its rating on HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) to a Neutral in a note to investors on November 18, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.HP Inc. (HPQ) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 3 brokerage firms, HPQ is a sell, and 13 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate HP Inc. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $30.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $24.00 – $33.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict HP Inc. (HPQ) will achieve an average price target of $28.85.


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