Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) by 132.4% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,444,624 shares of the technology companys stock after purchasing an additional 822,929 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned approximately 0.10% of Hewlett Packard Enterprise worth $21,108,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 83,966 shares of the technology companys stock worth $1,227,000 after acquiring an additional 3,569 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 8.5% in the 1st quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 49,924 shares of the technology companys stock worth $876,000 after buying an additional 3,891 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC raised its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 5.0% in the 1st quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 83,694 shares of the technology companys stock worth $1,468,000 after buying an additional 3,959 shares in the last quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd raised its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 8.7% in the 1st quarter. IFM Investors Pty Ltd now owns 49,375 shares of the technology companys stock worth $866,000 after buying an additional 3,967 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its stake in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 304,835 shares of the technology companys stock worth $4,454,000 after buying an additional 3,967 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.77% of the companys stock.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Deutsche Bank boosted their target price on Hewlett Packard Enterprise from $22.00 to $23.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hewlett Packard Enterprise from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 16th. Nomura assumed coverage on Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. They set a neutral rating and a $16.00 target price on the stock. Maxim Group reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered Hewlett Packard Enterprise from an outperform rating to a market perform rating and cut their target price for the stock from $20.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $17.68.
In other Hewlett Packard Enterprise news, Director Margaret C. Whitman sold 337,000 shares of the businesss stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.03, for a total value of $5,065,110.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 127,154 shares in the company, valued at $1,911,124.62. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Antonio F. Neri sold 82,893 shares of the businesss stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.00, for a total value of $1,409,181.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 87,828 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,493,076. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 1,022,704 shares of company stock worth $16,407,171 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 1.18% of the companys stock.
NYSE:HPE opened at $16.14 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co has a 1-year low of $12.81 and a 1-year high of $19.48. The firm has a market cap of $24.00 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.77.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 28th. The technology company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts consensus estimates 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 quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. The businesss quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will post 1.54 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 12th will be paid a $0.1125 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 11th. This represents a $0.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.79%. Hewlett Packard Enterprises dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.88%.
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