A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) recently:

  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise was downgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating. They now have a $13.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $15.00.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $16.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $21.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its price target lowered by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $20.00 to $15.00. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $18.00.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $14.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $17.50 price target on the stock, down previously from $22.00.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its price target lowered by analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $18.00 to $15.00. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/6/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its price target lowered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $20.00 to $16.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $17.00 to $18.00. They now have an “underweight” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $17.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 9/1/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “sector perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $15.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $20.00.
  • 8/22/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise is now covered by analysts at Loop Capital. They set a “hold” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/18/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/14/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/5/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/22/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/14/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Implementation of Infosight from NMBL for servers could raise margins, but we are skeptical. Margin analysis suggest that HPE server differentiation is currently weak. Consensus is likely embedding a weak rebound of server operating margins, which is likely realistic, in our view.””
  • 7/12/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $20.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/12/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Mizuho.
  • 7/12/2017 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) opened at 13.77 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $13.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.69. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has a one year low of $11.99 and a one year high of $14.86. The stock has a market capitalization of $22.62 billion, a PE ratio of 10.44 and a beta of 2.72. Hewlett Packard Enterprise also was the target of some unusual options trading on Tuesday. Traders acquired 12,185 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 320% compared to the average daily volume of 2,901 put options.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, September 5th. The technology company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. Hewlett Packard Enterprise had a return on equity of 8.92% and a net margin of 0.29%. The business had revenue of $8.21 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.49 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.49 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company will post $1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be issued a $0.065 dividend. This represents a $0.26 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 12th. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s payout ratio is currently 371.48%.

In other news, CEO Margaret C. Whitman sold 389,668 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.64, for a total value of $6,873,743.52. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 962,433 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,977,318.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Christopher P. Hsu sold 15,333 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.67, for a total value of $270,934.11. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 15,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $270,934.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,963,677 shares of company stock valued at $34,198,508 over the last three months. Company insiders own 0.87% of the company’s stock.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a provider of technology solutions. The Company’s segments include: Enterprise Group, Software, Financial Services and Corporate Investments. The Enterprise Group segment provides its customers with the technology infrastructure they need to optimize traditional information technology (IT).

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