HPQ Sinks Again

One of the biggest losers of today's trading session was HP Inc. Shares of the computer hardware manufacturer plunged -7.7%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $28.71 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • HP Inc. has moved -3.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -12.8%

  • HPQ has an average analyst rating of hold and is -15.08% away from its mean target price of $33.81 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $5.46 per share

  • HP Inc. has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.3 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) is $5.46 per share and its forward P/E ratio is 6.7

  • HP Inc. is part of the Technology sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 20.64 and an average P/B of 5.39

  • HPQ has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 17.4% and gross profit margins of 19.9%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $2171500032, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • HP 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 desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and peripherals, software, support, and services. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions, and services. 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. The company was formerly known as Hewlett-Packard Company and changed its name to HP Inc. in October 2015. HP Inc. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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