BMO Capital Markets raised the price target for the Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) stock to “a Market perform”. The rating was released on July 12, 2022, according to finviz. The stock was upgraded by Argus, who disclosed in a research note on May 07, 2021, from Hold to Buy and set the price objective to $26. In their research brief published May 05, 2021, Barrington Research analysts reiterated the Harsco Corporation stock to Outperform with a price target of $26.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) raised 0.42% to close Wednesday’s market session at $7.22, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $7.105 and $7.35 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 482776 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 774.65K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 5.25% within the last five trades and 51.05% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -5.25% in the last 6 months and 14.97% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. HSC stock is trading at a margin of 16.80%, 38.84% and -10.84% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, HSC deals in the Industrials domain. The stock is trading -59.19 percent below its 52-week high and 93.57 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -41.8. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Harsco Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -3.80 percent and the profit margin is -10.30 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 16.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $576.30 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 27.45. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.35 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.00, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.30 percent of Harsco Corporation shares are owned by insiders, and 99.40 percent are held by financial institutions. GRASBERGER F NICHOLAS III, the Chairman, President and CEO at Harsco Corporation (HSC) has bought 25,000 shares of firm on Feb 28 at a price of $11.92 against the total amount of $0.3 million. In another inside trade, Aga Anshooman, SVP and CFO of Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) bought 2,000 shares of the firm on Feb 28 for a total worth of $23560.0 at a price of $11.78.