Insider’s View: Deciphering Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE)’s Financial Health Through Ratios

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The price of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE: HPE) closed at $17.60 in the last session, down -1.95% from day before closing price of $17.95. In other words, the price has decreased by -$1.95 from its previous closing price. On the day, 27.82 million shares were traded. HPE stock price reached its highest trading level at $17.9599 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $17.59.


We take a closer look at HPE’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 5.76 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 8.70. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.62 and its Current Ratio is at 0.89. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.60 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.37.

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, Wells Fargo on March 01, 2024, Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight and sets its target price to $17 from $21 previously.

On January 16, 2024, Bernstein Downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform which previously was Outperform and also lowered its target price recommendation from $20 to $17.

Morgan Stanley Upgraded its Underweight to Equal-Weight on November 30, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $16.

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 Apr 24 ’24 when Cox Jeremy sold 18,323 shares for $16.96 per share. The transaction valued at 310,850 led to the insider holds 15,541 shares of the business.

Major Kristin K sold 24,722 shares of HPE for $469,965 on Mar 06 ’24. The EVP, Chief People Officer now owns 0 shares after completing the transaction at $19.01 per share. On Mar 05 ’24, another insider, Gold Gerri, who serves as the EVP, Pres & CEO Financial Serv of the company, sold 13,399 shares for $18.01 each. As a result, the insider received 241,285 and left with 79,865 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, HPE now has a Market Capitalization of 22877007872 and an Enterprise Value of 32846999552. As of this moment, Hewlett’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 12.12, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 8.57. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.49. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.81 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.07. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.17 whereas that against EBITDA is 6.572.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, HPE has reached a high of $20.07, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $14.47. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 0.42%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 5.51%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, HPE traded on average about 15.79M shares per day over the past 3-months and 19649820 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 1.30B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 1.29B. Insiders hold about 0.42% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 84.47% stake in the company. Shares short for HPE as of 1715731200 were 28860848 with a Short Ratio of 1.83, compared to 1713139200 on 29788118. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 28860848 and a Short% of Float of 2.53.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for HPE is 0.50, which was 0.49 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.02729805The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.4.

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