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Comparing HPE’s Stock Price and Analysts’ Target

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HPE’s historical stock returns

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) stock has returned 18% in the last 12 months. The stock has remained flat in the last month and the last five trading days. HPE stock rose 60% in 2016 and 8.5% in 2017. Year-to-date, it has risen ~21%. Peers IBM (IBM), VMware (VMW), NetApp (NTAP), and Microsoft (MSFT) have returned -5%, 49%, 70%, and 42%, respectively, in the last 12 months.

Analysts’ recommendations and price targets

Of the 27 analysts tracking HPE, nine recommend “buy,” 16 recommend “hold,” and two recommend “sell.” Analysts’ 12-month average price target for HPE is $19.13, and their median estimate is $19. HPE is trading at a 9.0% discount to analysts’ median estimate.

Moving averages

On May 15, HPE closed the trading day at $17.40. Based on that price, the stock is trading:

  • 2.8% above its 100-day moving average of $16.93
  • 2% below its 50-day moving average of $17.76
  • 0.2% above its 20-day moving average of $17.36
  • 37% above its 52-week low of $12.70
  • 11% below its 52-week high of $19.48

Relative strength index

HPE’s 14-day MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is -0.05. A stock’s MACD marks the difference between its short- and long-term moving averages. HPE’s negative MACD indicates a downward trading trend.

HPE has a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) score of 52, which shows that the stock is between oversold and overbought. An RSI score above 70 suggests a stock has been overbought, while an RSI score below 30 suggests it has been oversold.

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