Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE:HWM) traded at $16.22 at last check on Monday, Jun 29, making an upward move of 5.19% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $15.42 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.57 with the day’s price range being $15.51 – 16.31. In terms of its 52-week price range, HWM has a high of $31.99 and a low of $9.87. The company’s stock has gained about 24.01% over that past 30 days.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $1.11 Billion, with a low of $1.09 Billion and a high of $1.15 Billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -70% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $5.1 Billion, or -64% down from figures reported last year.
On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the HWM stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of Hold, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Sell.
Let’s briefly compare Howmet (HWM) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +5.19% and -18.04% over the past 12 months for HWM competes that of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (J), which has seen its stock price rise 2.82% in the latest trading session and is +0.52% over the last one year. Another of its peers Aecom Technology Corp (ACM) has climbed 3.92% today, but is -0.63% down over the past year, while Quanta Services (PWR) is also up 5.19% yet its price remains in the red at -18.04% over the same period. Jacobs has a P/E ratio of 56.44 compared to Howmet’s 15.02 and Aecom’s 0. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at 2.32% and 1.47%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to Howmet Aerospace Inc. (NYSE:HWM), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 4.22 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 5.64 Million. Current shares outstanding are 436.1 Million.
According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.76% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 84.21%. The data shows that short shares as of June 14, 2020, stood at 9.3 Million at a short ratio of 2.67. This represents a 2.13% Short interest in Shares outstanding on June 14, 2020. Shares short dropped in June from the previous month at 9.39 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock -31.23% down in year-to-date price movement.