How to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) is a leading communication equipment business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$14.68 after a previous close of US$14.73. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD14.495 to a high of USD14.765. The latest price was USD14.61 (25 minute delay). Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: HPE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$16.22, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company share price

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-22.
OpenUS$14.68
HighUS$14.765
LowUS$14.495
CloseUS$14.61
Previous closeUS$14.73
Change US$-0.12
Change % -0.8147%
Volume 8,594,690
Information last updated 2021-06-16.
52-week rangeUS$8.0741 - US$16.6122
50-day moving average US$16.0826
200-day moving average US$14.3423
Target priceUS$17.16
PE ratio 31.5619
Dividend yield US$0.48 (3.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$0.493

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Is it a good time to buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company stock?

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $14.61

1 month (2021-05-21) -9.98%
3 months (2021-03-23) -1.02%
6 months (2020-12-23) 24.34%
1 year (2020-06-23) 51.09%
2 years (2019-06-21) -2.21%
3 years (2018-06-22) -4.13%
5 years (2016-06-23) -4.16%

Is Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's P/E ratio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's PEG ratio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7137. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's EBITDA

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company financials

Revenue TTM US$27.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.1%
Gross profit TTM US$8.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.25%
Return on equity TTM 3.94%
Profit margin 2.35%
Book value 12.698
Market capitalisation US$20.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares

There are currently 24.0 million Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 24.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares can be evaluated.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares traded daily (recently around 8.7 million). Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's SIR currently stands at 2.76. In other words for every 100,000 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2760 shares are currently held short.

However Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0184% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares, roughly 18 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

Find out more about how you can short Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company stock.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.34

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's overall score of 23.34 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.19/100

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's environmental score of 4.19 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's social score

Social score: 16.43/100

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's social score of 16.43 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's governance score

Governance score: 13.72/100

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.34
Total ESG percentile 19.4
Environmental score 4.19
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 16.43
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 13.72
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.74% of net profits

Recently Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company has paid out, on average, around 28.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.

While Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's most recent dividend payout was on 6 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's shares ever split?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's shares were split on a 1289:1000 basis on 31 August 2017. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1289 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 22.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company shares which in turn could have impacted Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's share price.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$8.0741 up to US$16.6122. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HPE.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's is 1.2473. This would suggest that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company overview

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company provides solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze, and act upon data seamlessly. The company offers general purpose servers for multi-workload computing and workload-optimized servers; HPE ProLiant rack and tower servers; HPE BladeSystem, HPE Synergy, and HPE ProLiant; storage solutions; and solutions for secondary workloads and traditional tape, storage networking, and disk products, such as HPE Modular Storage Arrays and HPE XP. It also offers HPE Apollo and Cray products; and HPE Superdome Flex, HPE Nonstop, HPE Integrity, HPE Moonshot, and HPE Edgeline products. Additionally, the company provides mobility and Internet of Things solutions under the Aruba brand, which include Wi-Fi access points, switches, routers, and sensors; such as cloud-based management, network management, network access control, analytics and assurance, and location services; and professional and support services, as well as as-a-service and consumption models for the intelligent edge portfolio of products. In addition, it offers various leasing, financing, IT consumption, and utility programs and asset management services for customers to facilitate technology deployment models and the acquisition of complete IT solutions, including hardware, software, and services from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and others. Further, the company invests in communications and media solutions, Hewlett Packard labs, and various business incubation projects. It serves commercial and large enterprise groups, including business and public sector enterprises; and through various partners comprising resellers, distribution partners, original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, systems integrators, and advisory firms. The company has strategic alliances with The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and NVIDIA; Citrix Systems, Inc.; and Wipro Limited. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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