What Hess (HES) Investors Need to Know

More and more people are talking about Hess over the last few weeks. Is it worth buying the Oil & Gas Integrated stock at a price of $136.2? Only time will tell. The information below will give you a basic idea of what this investment may entail:

  • Hess has moved 0.3% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 15.4%

  • HES has an average analyst rating of hold and is -20.76% away from its mean target price of $171.88 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $4.76

  • Hess has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $9.72 and its forward P/E ratio is 14.0

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 4.83 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Hess is part of the Energy sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 8.53 and an average P/B of 1.78

  • HES has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of -1.8% and gross profit margins of 0.7%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $392.12 Million, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, explores, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. The company operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. It conducts production operations primarily in the United States, Guyana, the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area, and Malaysia; and exploration activities principally offshore Guyana, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, and offshore Suriname and Canada. The company is also involved in gathering, compressing, and processing natural gas; fractionating NGLs; gathering, terminaling, loading, and transporting crude oil and NGL through rail car; and storing and terminaling propane, as well as providing water handling services primarily in the Bakken Shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota. The company was incorporated in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

The above analysis is intended for educational purposes only and was performed on the basis of publicly available data. It is not to be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Any buy, sell, or other recommendations mentioned in the article are direct quotations of consensus recommendations from the analysts covering the stock, and do not represent the opinions of Market Inference or its writers. Past performance, accounting data, and inferences about market position and corporate valuation are not reliable indicators of future price movements. Market Inference does not provide financial advice. Investors should conduct their own review and analysis of any company of interest before making an investment decision.