Analysts Set Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) Price Target at $21.70

Mizuho reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Proshare Advisors LLC claims 189,982 shares worth $3,152,000. Hewlett Packard Enterprise earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC boosted its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 5.3% in the first quarter. First National Bank & Trust Co. of Newtown now owns 31,911 shares of the technology company's stock worth $756,000 after buying an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Spirit of America Management Corp NY increased its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 30.0% in the first quarter. Poplar Forest Capital LLC augmented its stake by buying 444,768 shares an increase of 19.1%. Finally, Heritage Investors Management Corp increased its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 2.4% in the first quarter. For the quarter, shares have been noted at -7.16%.

Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE HPE) traded down 2.95% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $17.12.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in HPE.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) now has P/E (Price to Earnings) ratio of 12.95 while the company's industry has 14.78 P/E and the sector P/E is 19.28. (NASDAQ:OPK) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at -2.65 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 16.14 and sector's optimum level is 15.58. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $17.18 and a 200-day moving average of $17.62. The company had revenue of $9.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.75 billion. Dodge & Cox owns $3.75 billion in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, which represents roughly 13.23% of the company's market cap and approximately 14.82% of the institutional ownership. Next quarter's EPS is expected be $0.41 with next year's EPS projected to be $1.34. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.32 and is expected to be $1.45 for the current year with 1,642,630,000 shares now outstanding.

Shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) remained flat at 0.06% in morning trade Wednesday. The company also recently declared a dividend that will be paid on Wednesday October 4th, 2017. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 13th will be paid a $0.065 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 12th. Hewlett Packard Enterprise's payout ratio is now 20.16%.

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HPE has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Robert W. Baird restated a "hold" rating on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a "buy" rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock witnessed 1.97% gains, -9.23% declines and -5.1% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $21.00 target price on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, April 17th.

The volume of the particular stock is the shares bought and sold in a single trading day. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $21.87.

In other news, SVP Kirt P. Karros sold 20,344 shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 15th. In a transaction dated Jul. 26, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $17.82, raking in a sum of $6,943,884. Laurion Capital Management Lp controls 605,256 shares valued at $10,041,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Margaret C. Whitman sold 132,192 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 21st.

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