A significant driver of top-line growth: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE)

With 11.27 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 11.76 million shares. The 52-week range on HPE shows that it touched its highest point at $18.14 and its lowest point at $13.65 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $17.71. With its current market cap of 19.84 billion, HPE has annualized dividend of $0.52 while the current yield stands at 3.39%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.21.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of HPE was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -0.20%, but this was down by -13.88% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -4.09% while six-month performance fell -15.55%. The stock lost -5.28% in the past year, while it has lost -10.13% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for HPE yields 1.54 with Next year EPS estimates of 2.13. For the next quarter, that number is 0.45. This implies an EPS growth rate of -10.17% for this year and 10.07% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 2.47% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 4.61%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 1.30 billion HPE shares are outstanding with a float of 1.29 billion shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 28.5 million, which was 2.19% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Antonio Fabio Neri as the firm’s CEO, President & Director, Mr. John F. Schultz serves as its Executive VP and Chief Operating & Legal Officer.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for HPE since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With HPE analysts setting a high price target of $21.00 and a low target of $15.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $17.71. Based on these targets, HPE could surge 37.61% to reach the target high and fall by -1.7% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 16.06% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded HPE stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 33 while that of sell transactions has risen to 26 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 1,348,862 while 2,055,413 shares were sold.