Why Everyone’s Talking About Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI) Today

Today’s big question for investors is, “what’s going on with Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) stock? Its price is jumping 1.01 points, trading at $30.63 levels, and is up 3.41% from its previous close of $29.62. The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 906655 contracts so far this session. HI shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 700.7 thousand shares, but with a 61.47 million float and a 10.56% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for HI stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $50.5 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 64.87% from where the HI share price has been trading recently which is between $28.31 and $29.7.

The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “Funeral Services Industry Outlook: Prospects Look Good” and dated September 10, 2019.

During the recent trading session for Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI), the company witnessed their stock rise $3.09 over a week and surge $2.39 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $53.41, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 10/03/18. The recent low of $26.01 stood for a -42.65% since 08/28/19, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.27 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.

Looking at the current readings for Hillenbrand, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 59.16. This figure suggests that HI stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current HI readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 95.8% at this stage. This figure means that HI share price today is being oversold.

Technical chart claims that Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI) would settle between $30.11/share to $30.6/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $28.72 mark, then the market for Hillenbrand, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $27.82 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the green zone of MACD, with the indicator reading 1.33. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at DA Davidson raised their recommendation on shares of HI from Neutral to Buy in their opinion released on July 15. DA Davidson, analysts launched coverage of Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) stock with a Neutral recommendation, according to their flash note issued to investors on May 21. Analysts at Buckingham Research, made their first call for the equity with a Buy recommendation, according to a research note that dated back to May 16.

HI equity has an average rating of 1, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 2 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 0 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 2 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 2 analysts rated Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE:HI) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, HI stock price is currently trading at 11.45X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 12.55 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 14.65. Hillenbrand, Inc. current P/B ratio of 2.33 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 1.94.

Hillenbrand, Inc. (HI)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 3.43% to hit $491000, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 2.48% from $1.77 billion to a noteworthy $1.81 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, Hillenbrand, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 10.45% to hit $0.74 per share. For the fiscal year, HI’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly -0.82% to hit $2.41 per share.