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Current Change: Helmerich And Payne (NYSE: HP)


Helmerich And Payne is in the energy sector and is part of the oil and gas drilling industry. The company CEO is John W. Lindsay. Helmerich and Payne Inc is engaged in contract drilling of oil and gas wells for oil and gas exploration and production companies. Its business comprises of three reportable segments, U.S. Land, Offshore and International Land.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HP stock showed a previous change of -0.56% with an open at 55.49 and a close of 55.44. It reached an intraday high of 55.83 and a low of 54.51.

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The stock has a market cap of $6.1b with 109.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 105.7m shares. Trading volume reached 885,180 shares compared to its average volume of 1,593,762 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Helmerich And Payne shares returned -1.69% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 17.62%. Over three months, it changed -6.92%. In one year it has changed -21.16% and within that year its 52-week high was 74.36 and its 52-week low was 44.56. HP stock is 24.42% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 61.10 and a 50 day moving average of 54.03. Currently HP stock is trading -9.26% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.37 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 12.69. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.18. The TTM EPS is 0.11, which comes to a TTM PE of 504.00.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.32
09-30-2018:  0.19
06-30-2018:  -0.01
03-31-2018:  -0.05

The dividend per share is currently 2.84, which is a dividend yield of 5.12%. HP stock may not have enough earnings to cover future dividends and still be able to invest in the business, therefore the dividend may be cut in the future.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 42.21, which means it may be overvalued by -31.34%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 135.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 10,765,836, which is 9.84% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 5.51. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.53

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s profit margin is 0.19%, price-to-sales is 2.32 and price-to-book is 1.40.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 0  :Overall Score

John Jones
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