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HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 24860.83. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for HP Inc. is 14.68 (with a change from open of 0.69%), this in conjunction with a target price of 15.54. Volume today has so far reached 2624642, with an average volume of about 12708.97. The GAP for this stock, is 0.34%.

The P/E ratio is 7.03, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 9.08. The current EPS for HP Inc., is 2.07, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -5.40%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 26.36%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for HP Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow -0.25% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 2.03%. Quarter over quarter is 27.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -3.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -7.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -3.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 81.50%. Shares outstanding is 1711, while shares float is at a value of 1709.38. Float short for HP Inc. is 1.26% and the short ratio is 1.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 18.90% and their operating margin is 7.70%. The profit margin is 6.90%.

HP Inc. has seen returns on assets of 7.20%, and on investment, 14.40%. Return on equity is 94.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.46. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.52, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 4.41, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 8.54.

The simple moving averages are 4.08% and 21.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.81% and the 52 week low is 69.65%.

HP Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.44%, with a current price of 14.68. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 36.00%. This is in an industry, Diversified Computer Systems, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. HP Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Diversified Computer Systems industry means that HP Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 4.19%, with performance for the month coming to 1.10%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.73%, and for the half year the performance is 20.71%. Volatility for this week is 3.13% and for the month this is 2.17%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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