Hope Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ: HOPE] stock went up by 4.73% or 0.41 points up from its previous closing price of 8.66. The stock reached $9.07 during the last trading session. During the course of the last 5 trading session in the week, HOPE share price went up during 2 out of 5 days, that way losing -12.96% in the period of the last 7 days.

HOPE had two major price movements with the latest trading session as the price jumped to a high of $8.91, at one point touching $8.62. The latest high is set lower that the high price recorded in the period of the last 52 weeks, set at -41.52%. The 52-week high currently stands at 15.51 distance from the present share price, noting recovery -39.01% after the recent low of 7.06.

Hope Bancorp Inc. [NASDAQ:HOPE]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Pro stock market traders often keep their attention pointed at what top market analysts have to say regarding a potential equity investment. For Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] currently, the latest-available mean analyst rating is for the fiscal quarter that will end in 3/30/2020. This is compared to its latest closing price of $8.66.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] is sitting at 3.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 3.00.

Fundamental Analysis of Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] sitting at 68.70%, this company’s Net Margin is now 25.40. These measurements indicate that Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 7.80, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 6.39. Its Return on Equity is 8.60%, and its Return on Assets is 1.10%. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates HOPE financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 48.53. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 32.67, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 6.30. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 31.44, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 21.17.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 7.03. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.37, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.38. Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] has a Price to Book Ratio of 0.92, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 11.02 and P/E Ratio of 7.44. These metrics all suggest that Hope Bancorp Inc. is more likely to generate a positive ROI.

Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] has 131.07M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of 1.14B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 7.06 to 15.51. At its current price, it has moved down by -41.52% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 28.47% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.69, which indicates that it is 4.67% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 51.89. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Hope Bancorp Inc. [HOPE], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.