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HSBC Holdings plc is a banks-diversified business based in the US. HSBC shares (HSBC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HSBC employs 224,652 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$17.52 - $31.90|
|50-day moving average||$29.77|
|200-day moving average||$27.41|
|Wall St. target price||$32.93|
|Dividend yield||$0.15 (0.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.47|
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Valuing HSBC stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of HSBC's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
HSBC's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, HSBC shares trade at around 22x 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.
HSBC's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3064. 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 HSBC's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$44.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.02%|
|Gross profit TTM||$41.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.28%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.02%|
|Market capitalisation||$128 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 9.7 million HSBC shares held short by investors – that's known as HSBC's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% up from 8.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting HSBC shares can be evaluated.
HSBC's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HSBC shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HSBC shares traded daily (recently around 2.0 million). HSBC's SIR currently stands at 4.79. In other words for every 100,000 HSBC shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4790 shares are currently held short.
However HSBC's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HSBC shares, or, against the total number of tradable HSBC shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HSBC's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HSBC shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HSBC shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against HSBC.
Find out more about how you can short HSBC stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 60.58% of net profits
Recently HSBC has paid out, on average, around 60.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.37% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HSBC shareholders could enjoy a 2.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HSBC's case, that would currently equate to about $0.15 per share.
HSBC's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
HSBC's most recent dividend payout was on 28 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
HSBC's shares were split on a 6:1 basis on 6 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 6 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HSBC shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 83.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HSBC shares which in turn could have impacted HSBC's share price.
Over the last 12 months, HSBC's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.5169 up to $31.9. 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 HSBC's is 0.5948. This would suggest that HSBC's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
HSBC Holdings plc provides banking and financial products and services worldwide. The company operates through Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking and Markets segments. The Wealth and Personal Banking segment offers retail banking products and services, such as current and savings accounts, mortgages and personal loans, credit and debit cards, and local and international payment services for ultra high net worth individuals; and wealth management services, including insurance and investment products, global asset management services, investment management, and private wealth solutions. The Commercial Banking segment provides credit and lending, treasury management, payment, cash management, commercial insurance, and investment services, as well as commercial cards, and international trade and receivables finance services; and foreign exchange products, and capital raising and advisory services to small and medium sized enterprises, mid-market enterprises, and corporates. The Global Banking and Markets segment is involved in the provision of financing, advisory, and transaction services, including credit, rates, foreign exchange, equities, money markets, and securities services, as well as principal investment activities to government, corporate and institutional clients, and private investors. The Global Private Banking segment provides a range of services to high net worth individuals and families with complex and international needs. HSBC Holdings plc was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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