The stock of HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) is now priced at $18.23 and the shares are 0.08 points up or 0.44% higher compared to its previous closing price of $18.15. The stock had 7.474 million contracts set over the past session. HPQ shares’ daily volume is compared to its average trading volume at 14.088 million shares. However, it has a float of 1430 million and although its performance was 0.28% over the week, it’s one to watch. Analysts have given the HPQ stock a yearly average price target of $17.71 per share. It means the stock’s downside potential is -2.85% with the HPQ share price recently placing at $17.95 to $18.3. However, some brokerage firms have priced the stock below the average, including one that has called $12.
The shorts are running away from the HP Inc. stock, with the latest data on short interest released on July 31, 2020, showing that short interest numbers in the HPQ shares have declined. Short interest in the stock represents just 1.29% of its float, but the volume has dropped by 0.
In the last trading session, HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) raised by $0.05 over the week and gained $0.73 on its 20-day. The stock’s high in the recent session is lower when compared to its 52-week high of $23.93. The stock recorded its established 52-week high on 02/25/20.
Since 03/19/20, the stock has traded to a low of $12.54 at 45.37%, an encouraging piece of data likely to interest most investors out to exploit the stock’s recent surge. The stock has a beta allocation of 0.95. Being above 1 means that the stock’s volatility is higher than the market and traders are keenly watching it.
Looking at current readings, HP Inc.’s two-week RSI is 56. This suggests that the stock is neutral at the moment and that HPQ shares’ price movement remains stable. The stochastic readings are equally revealing at 37.36% meaning the HPQ share price is currently in neutral territory.
The technical chart shows that the HPQ stock will likely settle at between $18.37 and $18.51 per share. However, if the stock dips below $18.02, then its market would become much weaker. Any downside could see the stock price sliding to levels as low as $17.81.
Currently, the stock is trading in the red of MACD, with a reading of -0.12. Investors always pay attention to any move above or below the zero-line, mainly because the indicator points to the position of the stock’s short-term average relative to its long-term measure. A MACD -a reading above the zero line means that the short-term is above the long-term average. This scenario implies that there is an upward momentum. The opposite is true when the MACD falls below the zero-line.
Analysts at Maxim Group assigned HPQ a rating of Market Perform in their intiating review released on June 30. UBS analysts see the stock as a Neutral, but they also dropped the share’s target price from $22.50 to $17 in a flash note released to investors on May 28. Morgan Stanley analysts see the stock as Equal-Weight. Nonetheless, the analysts revised the share prices up on May 28, placing it at $17 from $16.
The average rating for the HPQ equity is 2.75 and is currently gathering a bullish momentum. Of 16 analysts tracking HP Inc. polled by Reuters, 10 rated HPQ as a hold. The remaining 6 analysts were split evenly. However, the split wasn’t equal as a majority (4) rated it as a buy or strong buy. 2 analyst advised investors against buying the stock or to sell if they own any of the stock.
Elsewhere, the HPQ stock price is 7.81X ahead of its 12-month Consensus earnings per share estimates. The stocks P/S ratio currently stands at 8.9 below the group’s average of 15.3. HP Inc. has its P/E ratio at 0, which means that the stock is currently trading at a discount relative to the 3.8 industry average.
Zacks Consensus Estimate forecasts that the current-quarter revenues for HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) will increase by about 7.04%, which will see them reach $13300 million. The company’s full-year revenues are, however, expected to diminish by about -7.61%, down from $58800 million to $54300 million. HPQ’s expected adjusted earnings should drop almost -25.86% to end up at $0.43 per share, while for the fiscal year, analysts project the company’s earnings to drop by about -6.25% to record $2.1/share.