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How to buy HP stock
Learn how to easily invest in HP stock.
HP is a computer hardware business based in the US. HP shares (HPQ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HP employs 58,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $59.8 billion.
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HP stock price (NYSE: HPQ)Use our graph to track the performance of HPQ stocks over time.
HP shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$29.42|
|52-week range||$23.64 - $39.25|
|50-day moving average||$29.64|
|200-day moving average||$28.70|
|Wall St. target price||$30.07|
|Dividend yield||$0 (3.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.67|
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Is it a good time to buy HP stock?
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HP price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $29.42 from 2023-06-01
|1 week (2023-05-26)||-6.01%|
|1 month (2023-05-02)||-2.32%|
|3 months (2023-03-02)||2.12%|
|6 months (2022-12-02)||-0.74%|
|1 year (2022-05-29)||N/A|
|2 years (2021-05-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2020-06-02)||92.67%|
|5 years (2018-06-01)||42.66%|
Is HP stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing HP stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HP's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HP's P/E ratio
HP's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, HP shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
HP's PEG ratio
HP's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.5131. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into HP's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
HP's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $5.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a HP's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$59.8 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$12.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||$28.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
HP share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 30.16% of net profits
Recently HP has paid out, on average, around 30.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HP shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HP's case, that would currently equate to about $0 per share.
While HP's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that HP may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
HP's most recent dividend payout was on 5 July 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have HP's shares ever split?
HP's shares were split on a 2202:1000 basis on 2 November 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2202 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HP shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 54.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HP shares which in turn could have impacted HP's share price.
HP share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, HP's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.6429 up to $39.2539. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while HP's is 1.0155. This would suggest that HP's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
HP Inc. provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions, and services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktops and notebooks, workstations, commercial mobility devices, thin clients, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and peripherals, software, support, and services, as well as video conferencing solutions, cameras, headsets, voice, and related software products. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions, and services, as well as focuses on graphics and 3D imaging solutions in the commercial and industrial markets. The Corporate Investments segment is involved in the HP Labs and business incubation, and investment projects. It serves individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health, and education sectors.
HP in the news
HP And Dell Pull Out A Beat Despite The PC Slump
AI will 'change significantly' the business of work: HP CEO
The Good News (and Bad) About HP's Q2
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of HP is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.192% of HP shares are held by insiders and 81.43% by institutions. How many people work for HP?
Latest data suggests 58,000 work at HP. When does the fiscal year end for HP?
HP's fiscal year ends in October. Where is HP based?
HP's address is: 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA, United States, 94304 What is HP's ISIN number?
HP's international securities identification number is: US40434L1052 What is HP's CUSIP number?
HP's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 428236103
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