Major Brokerage Firms Issue Research Notes on Haleon plc (HLN)


Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN) saw a downside of -0.25% to close Tuesday at $7.86 after subtracting -$0.02 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,368,860 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $8.07 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 3,959,380 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 6,550,824.

HLN’s 1-month performance is 1.03% or -$0.14 on its low of $7.52 reached on 01/05/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $5.59 and high of $8.50. YTD, HLN has lost -1.75% or -$0.14 and has reached a new high 4 times. However, the current price is down -7.53% from the 52-week high price.

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Valuation Metrics

Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.86 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.35.

Haleon plc’s quick ratio for the recent period was 2.80, with the current ratio over the same period at 3.00.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 62.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 23.27%.

Let’s look briefly at Haleon plc (HLN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 49.74% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 26.49%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $7.91, reflecting a -3.56% or -$0.29 change from its current price. HLN is currently trading -0.51% above its 20-day SMA, +29.28% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +22.43%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 60.61% and 61.78% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.18. The RSI (14) points at 53.12%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 51.52% with the period’s ATR at 0.18. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.00 and 0.06 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Haleon plc (NYSE: HLN), Barclays upgraded it to an Overweight rating. They previously had an Equal weight rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for HLN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate HLN as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $2.50 and a high of $4.00, with their median price target at $3.40. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Haleon plc (HLN) stock is $3.36.


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