The shares of BHP Group (NYSE:BHP) has been pegged with a rating of Hold by Societe Generale in its latest research note that was published on March 7th, 2019. Societe Generale wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of BHP Group, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Goldman advised investors in its research note published on February 19th, 2019, to Neutral the BHP stock. The stock had earned Neutral rating from Goldman when it published its report on February 12th, 2019. The stock was given Underperform rating by CLSA in its report released on February 7th, 2019. JP Morgan was of a view that BHP is Underweight in its latest report on February 4th, 2019. Jefferies thinks that BHP is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on January 28th, 2019.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 2 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 2 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $49.77. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 33.70% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 52.75.
The shares of the company dipped by -1.16% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $55.07 while ending the day at $55.37. During the trading session, a total of 2.71 million shares were traded which represents a -27.4% decline from the average session volume which is 2.13M shares. BHP had ended its last session trading at 56.02. BHP Group currently has a market cap of $133.15B, while its P/E ratio stands at 16.69, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.07, with a beta of 0.86. BHP Group debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 0.50, while its quick ratio hovers at 2.20. BHP 52-week low price stands at $41.41 while its 52-week high price is $57.25.
BHP Group has the potential to record 3.32 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Goldman published a research note on April 16th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) is now rated as Sell. Their price target on the stock stands at $45. Goldman also rated HFC as Downgrade on February 19th, 2019, with its price target of $2.50 suggesting that HFC could surge by 21.31% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $48.49/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -1.01% to reach $61.00/share. It started the day trading at $48.25 and traded between $47.14 and $48.00 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that HFC’s 50-day SMA is 52.08 while its 200-day SMA stands at 61.06. The stock has a high of $83.28 for the year while the low is $46.75. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 7.82, while the P/B ratio is 1.40. At the moment, only of HollyFrontier Corporation shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 2.12M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 4.52 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -0.35%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -9.19% over the past 90 days while it lost -27.79% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more HFC shares, increasing its portfolio by +0.76% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 157,775 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 20,935,893 shares of HFC, with a total valuation of $1,031,511,448. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more HFC shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $636,276,672 worth of shares.
Similarly, SSgA Funds Management Inc increased its HollyFrontier Corporation shares by +1.82% during the recently filed quarter. After buying 171,431 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 9,566,790 shares of HollyFrontier Corporation which are valued at $471,355,743. In the same vein, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP decreased its HollyFrontier Corporation shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -25,825 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 3,742,517 shares and is now valued at $184,393,813. Following these latest developments, around 0.50% of HollyFrontier Corporation stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.