Paloma Partners Management Co lifted its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) by 225.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 150,598 shares of the technology companys stock after acquiring an additional 104,331 shares during the period. Paloma Partners Management Cos holdings in Hewlett Packard Enterprise were worth $2,200,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in HPE. Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 429.8% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 9,860,955 shares of the technology companys stock worth $144,068,000 after purchasing an additional 7,999,613 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 67.2% in the 2nd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 13,969,750 shares of the technology companys stock worth $204,098,000 after buying an additional 5,615,283 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 44.5% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 15,752,632 shares of the technology companys stock worth $230,145,000 after buying an additional 4,848,200 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 2,277.0% in the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 3,824,026 shares of the technology companys stock worth $67,073,000 after buying an additional 3,663,150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the 1st quarter worth $55,458,000. 82.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. UBS Group started coverage on Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research note on Wednesday. They issued a hold rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hewlett Packard Enterprise from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, August 31st. Raymond James lowered their target price on Hewlett Packard Enterprise from $24.00 to $21.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on Hewlett Packard Enterprise from $19.00 to $18.00 and set a market perform rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on Hewlett Packard Enterprise from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.68.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise stock opened at $16.31 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $23.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co has a twelve month low of $12.81 and a twelve month high of $19.48.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 28th. The technology company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.07. Hewlett Packard Enterprise had a return on equity of 9.38% and a net margin of 10.43%. The firm had revenue of $7.76 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.67 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.30 EPS. The firms revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will post 1.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 12th will be given a dividend of $0.1125 per share. This represents a $0.45 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 11th. Hewlett Packard Enterprises dividend payout ratio is currently 46.88%.
In other news, insider Antonio F. Neri sold 36,556 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $603,174.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 170,721 shares of the companys stock, valued at approximately $2,816,896.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Timothy C. Stonesifer sold 479,142 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.57, for a total transaction of $7,939,382.94. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 637,868 shares in the company, valued at $10,569,472.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,278,189 shares of company stock worth $20,242,001 over the last ninety days. 1.18% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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