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Hess Corporation[HES] stock saw a move by 2.82% on Thursday, touching 3.17 million. Based on the recent volume, Hess Corporation stock traders appear to be active. The most recent trading volume of HES shares recorded 297.91M shares, which represents the daily volume of traded shares. Analysts estimates state that Hess Corporation [HES] stock could reach median target price of $70.00.

Hess Corporation [HES] stock additionally went up by +5.03% in the period of the 7 days, recording a drop in performance by -9.15% in the last 30 days. The yearly more of HES stock is set at -3.57% by far, with shares price recording returns by 0.60% in the latest quarter. Over the past six months, HES shares showcased 12.18% increase. HES saw -22.06% change opposing the low price in the last 12 months, also recording 63.83% compared to high within the same period of time.

Hess Corporation [NYSE:HES]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders oftentimes stay updated on what leading stock market analysts say about a potential stock purchase. When it comes to Hess Corporation [HES], the most recently available average analyst rating is from the quarter that ends in December. On average, stock market experts give HES an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.59 to 74.81. This is compared to its latest closing price of $56.71.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Hess Corporation [HES] is sitting at 2.41. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.50.

For the quarter ending in Mar-19 Hess Corporation [HES] generated $1.6 billion in sales. That’s 6.83% higher than the average estimate of $1.5 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.

Keep looking out for the next-scheduled quarterly financial results that this company is expected to put out, which is slated to occur on Wed 24 Jul (In 40 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Hess Corporation [HES]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Hess Corporation [HES] sitting at +6.86 and its Gross Margin at +13.94, this company’s Net Margin is now -2.80%. 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 2.28, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.90%. Its Return on Equity is -2.73, and its Return on Assets is -1.27. These metrics suggest that this Hess Corporation 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, Hess Corporation [HES] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 69.29. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 40.93, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 31.13. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 68.60, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 40.52. 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 8.56 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.70. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.21, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.39. Hess Corporation [HES] has a Price to Book Ratio of 1.23, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 6.23.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Hess Corporation [HES] earns $3,594,848 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 6.06 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.28. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.91 and its Current Ratio is 2.02. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Hess Corporation [HES] has 297.91M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $17.37B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 35.59 to 74.81. At its current price, it has moved down by -22.06% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 63.83% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.93, which indicates that it is 2.45% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 45.63. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Hess Corporation [HES] a Reliable Buy?

Hess Corporation [HES] 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.