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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [NYSE: HPE] opened at $14.21 and closed at $14.14 a share within trading session on 13/06/2019. That means that the stock gained by 1.49% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $14.35.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [NYSE: HPE] had 7.16 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 10.11M shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at 1.66%, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at 2.62%. The price of the stock additionally went down to $12.09 during that period and HPE managed to take a rebound to $17.59 in the last 52 weeks.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [NYSE:HPE]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in October. On average, stock market experts give HPE an Hold rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 12.09 to 17.59. This is compared to its latest closing price of $14.14.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] is sitting at 2.95. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.81.

For the quarter ending in Apr-19 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] generated $7.15 billion in sales. That’s 3.36% lower than the average estimate of $7.4 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that overall, this stock is demonstrating a mixed bag of positive appeal and some drawbacks, making it a somewhat risky investment that also has the potential to generate high ROI in the long run.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Tue 27 Aug (In 74 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] sitting at +8.12 and its Gross Margin at +29.22, this company’s Net Margin is now 1.00%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 7.07, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 7.10%. Its Return on Equity is 9.00, and its Return on Assets is 3.44. These metrics suggest that this Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 57.16. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 36.37, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 21.88. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 47.72, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 30.37. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 5.14 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.39. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.87, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.39. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.02, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 7.99 and P/E Ratio of 70.62. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] earns $514,600 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 3.62 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.53. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.86 and its Current Ratio is 1.00. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] has 1.37B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $19.62B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 12.09 to 17.59. At its current price, it has moved down by -18.42% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 18.72% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.61, which indicates that it is 1.66% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 45.24. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] a Reliable Buy?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company [HPE] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.