Behind Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Fiscal 3Q17 Performance

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Behind Hewlett Packard Enterprise's Fiscal 3Q17 Performance PART 10 OF 10

Inside Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Moving Averages in September

Shareholder returns

Since the start of 2017, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stock has risen 2.4%, after rising 54% in 2016. The stock has generated marginal returns of -1% over the past five trading days.

In the trailing-12-month period, HPE stock has risen 8.4%. In the last one-month period, it has risen 1.4%.

Inside Hewlett Packard Enterprise&#8217;s Moving Averages in September

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HPE technology peers Cisco Systems (CSCO), IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), and NetApp (NTAP) have generated returns of 1%, -10.3%, 27%, and 11.0%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.

HPE’s moving averages

On September 6, 2017, HPE closed the trading day at $13.77. Based on that stock price, the stock’s moving averages are as follows:

  • 0.1% above its 100-day moving average of $13.75
  • 2% above its 50-day moving average of $13.51
  • 0.3% above its 20-day moving average of $13.73

Analyst recommendations

Of the 26 analysts tracking HPE, ten gave the stock a “buy” recommendation, and 14 analysts recommended a “hold.” There were two “sell” recommendations from these analysts.

The analysts’ consensus price target for HPE stock is $15.74, with a median target estimate of $16.00. HPE is thus trading at a discount of 16% to the median analyst estimate.


HPE’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) stands at ~0.11. A stock’s MACD is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. As HPE’s MACD is positive, it indicates an upward trading pattern.

HPE also has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 58, which shows that the stock is trading closer to overbought territory. If an RSI is above 70, it indicates that a stock has been overbought, while an RSI figure below 30 suggests that a stock has been oversold.


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