An investigation into Federated Hermes Inc. (NYSE:FHI)’s technical aspects

The price of Federated Hermes Inc. (NYSE: FHI) closed at $37.25 in the last session, down -1.25% from day before closing price of $37.72. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.47 from its previous closing price. On the day, 520308 shares were traded. FHI stock price reached its highest trading level at $38.05 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $36.94.

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We take a closer look at FHI’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 6.74 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 47.98. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.60 and its Current Ratio is at 2.60. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.41 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.41.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Keefe Bruyette on June 29, 2022, Upgraded its rating to Outperform and sets its target price to $40 from $32 previously.

On April 12, 2022, Citigroup Downgraded its rating to Sell which previously was Neutral and also lowered its target price recommendation from $198.50 to $28.50.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Nov 17 when Novak Richard A sold 1,149 shares for $36.76 per share. The transaction valued at 42,237 led to the insider holds 60,414 shares of the business.

Germain Peter J sold 2,377 shares of FHI for $87,079 on Nov 17. The EVP, CLO & Sec. now owns 181,337 shares after completing the transaction at $36.63 per share. On Nov 17, another insider, FISHER JOHN B, who serves as the Vice President of the company, sold 7,593 shares for $36.54 each. As a result, the insider received 277,432 and left with 530,522 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Federated’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 13.50, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 11.70. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.98. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.33 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 3.23.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, FHI has reached a high of $39.82, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $27.88. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 33.86, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 33.10.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, FHI traded on average about 697.50K shares per day over the past 3-months and 746.55k shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 89.00M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 84.37M. Insiders hold about 3.40% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 81.90% stake in the company. Shares short for FHI as of Oct 13, 2022 were 2.48M with a Short Ratio of 2.09M, compared to 2.68M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.79% and a Short% of Float of 2.96%.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for FHI is 1.08, which was 1.08 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.86%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.38%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.67. The current Payout Ratio is 40.50% for FHI, which recently paid a dividend on Nov 14, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 04, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jul 17, 2000 when the company split stock in a 3:2 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The company has 5 analysts who recommend its stock at the moment. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.69 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.74 and a low estimate of $0.64, while EPS last year was $0.71. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.65, with high estimates of $0.7 and low estimates of $0.58.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $2.75 and $2.51 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $2.65. EPS for the following year is $3.13, with 7 analysts recommending between $3.54 and $2.75.

Revenue Estimates

According to 5 analysts, the current quarter’s revenue is expected to be $381.34M. It ranges from a high estimate of $406M to a low estimate of $368.67M. As of the current estimate, Federated Hermes Inc.’s year-ago sales were $321.64M, an estimated increase of 18.60% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 2 analysts are estimating revenue of $376.08M, an increase of 15.80% less than the figure of $18.60% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $376.32M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $375.85M.

A total of 5 analysts have provided revenue estimates for FHI’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.48B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.43B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.45B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.3B, up 11.50% from the average estimate. Based on 5 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.6B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.79B and the low estimate is $1.53B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 10.00% from the average revenue estimate for this year.