What’s happening at Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP)? What made the stock one of the top performing stock today? The company is indeed among the top gainers of the stock market, skyrocketing 13.13% (or 2.43 points) to $20.94 from its previous close of $18.51. So is it the right moment to buy?
The shares had an increased trading volume of 5,267,071 contracts this session compared to the average daily volume of last 10 days of 3,647,142 contracts and they had an increased trading volume compared to the average daily volume of last 3 months of 2,166,990 contracts.
The indicator of a company’s profitability, the earnings per share ratio is -0.24. This value shows how much money a company makes for each share of its stock. A higher EPS indicates more value because investors will pay more for a company with higher profits. This is negative and tells you exactly how much money the company lost per share of its 108.9M outstanding stocks.
The closing market price for this trading session was 16.79% over 52 weeks minimum price of $17.93 and 67.69% under 52 weeks maximum price of $64.80. Also the price is -48.44% less than 200 day average of $40.61 and -47.35% less than 50 day average of $39.77.
At post-market close the stock price was $20.96, thus increasing a further 0.10% (or 0.02 points) with respect to regular market close.
Looking at the trading signals for Helmerich & Payne, Inc. over last 6 months of daily time series of prices, the two-week relative strength index (RSI), a momentum indicator that measures the size of recent changes of price to evaluate overbought or oversold conditions, stands at 18.02. According to standard usage, it’s value less than 30 indicates that HP is becoming oversold or undervalued and may be preparing for a trend reversal or corrective pushback in price. The stochastic oscillator reading, another momentum indicator of overbought and oversold conditions, stands at 10.58. According to standard usage, it’s value less than 20 is considered in the oversold range. But let’s keep in mind that even stochastic readings very close to thresholds are not indicative of imminent reversal. In fact very strong trends can maintain overbought or oversold conditions for an extended period, but changes in the stochastic oscillator might suggest future trend shifts.
Another important signal comes from the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD), a trend-following momentum indicator. It helps investors understand whether the bullish or bearish movement in the price is strengthening or weakening. Traders keep constatly an eye on the move of the MACD above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the 12-period Exponential Moving Average (EMA) relative to the 26-period EMA. It currently stands at -4.91. The MACD is below the zero line, which means that the short-term average value of HP is below that of the long-term average, thus implying a downward momentum. Besides, its signal, given by nine-day EMA of the MACD, stands at -2.69. According to standard usage, this is a bearish signal which indicates that it may be time to sell your HP stocks.
Latest news that might have contributed to the great perfomance of HP today are:
- HPQ & JELD SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman LLC Reminds Shareholders of Class Actions and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm, published on Mon, 09 Mar 2020 19:00:00 +0000
- Why Is Helmerich & Payne (HP) Down 14.8% Since Last Earnings Report?, published on Wed, 04 Mar 2020 16:30:04 +0000
- Billionaire Steve Cohen Snaps Up These 3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks, published on Mon, 02 Mar 2020 14:42:13 +0000