Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Authorizes Share Buyback Plan

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) has a below average level of market risk.

Research professionals at Pivotal Research began coverage on Hewlett Packard (HPE) with a key Hold rating. The company shares sank -7.9% from their peak of $51.41 and now has a $11.25 billion market value of equity. In a briefing for financial analysts on Wednesday, HPE forecast fiscal 2018 earnings of $1.15 to $1.25 per share, in line with consensus estimates of $1.19 per share. The consensus recommendation provided by analysts is now 2.50. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 32.7% in the 2nd quarter. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and underperformed a peer group of similar companies by -337%. Finally, Primecap Management Co.

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HPE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Hewlett Packard Enterprise from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup. On the bright side, the company's share price has been on the rebound, up more than 30.51% since hitting lows of $12.26 on September 13, 2017. Hewlett Packard Enterprise now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $17.94.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) now has a Montier C-score of 1. This recommendation falls on a scale from 1 to 5 where a 1 or 2 indicates a Buy recommendation, 3 a Hold and 4-5 a Sell. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.87, for a total transaction of $7,351,133.20. The stock of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. Last session Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company RSI was seen at 54.94. The company has a 50-day moving average of $14.24 and a 200-day moving average of $13.88.

The P/E ratio is now 204.375 and market capitalization is 23.83B. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) has risen 56.74% since October 18, 2016 and is uptrending. Credit Suisse Group AG boosted their price target on Hewlett Packard Enterprise from $21.00 to $25.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Monday, August 1st.

The ratios of the return on assets (ROA) and the return on owner's equity (ROE) are the most used profitability ratios in the analysis while ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $0.49 earnings per share. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. will post $1.92 earnings per share for the current year.

About 2.08 million shares traded.

By taking a look at the stock's current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with LOW volatility. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. After the recent increase in the stock price, investors might also be looking to see if the stock has entered overbought territory and possibly be primed for a pullback. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. During the last month, the stock has changed 8.97% and performed 3.39% over the last 6 months. Hewlett Packard Enterprise presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $18.05. The Company operates through five segments: Enterprise Group, Software, Enterprise Services, Financial Services and Corporate Investments. The Enterprise Group segment provides its clients with the technology infrastructure they need to optimize traditional information technology.

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