Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) concluded the trading at $11.44 on Friday, January 14 with a rise of 0.79% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $11.35 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.79 with its price kept floating in the range of $11.23 and $11.475 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 161.13. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that HLIT hit a high price of $12.22 and saw its price falling to a low level of $6.69 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 3.81% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $1.21 billion, Harmonic Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on Jan 31, 2022 – Feb 04, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of $0.13 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $0.31 for 2021 with estimates of that growing to $0.49 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 342.90% for EPS and 58.10% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $149.02 million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $139 million which could climb up to $154.3 million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 13.30% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $501.73 million in 2021, which will be 32.40% more from revenue generated by the company last year.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review HLIT stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Buy for it.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the HLIT stock which is currently positioned at 8.31. It further provides that stock’s current price level is -0.60% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 3.10% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 52.21 while volatility remained at 2.89% over the past week which changes to 3.17% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.81, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.36.
In comparing Harmonic Inc. (HLIT)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of 0.79% and that of 44.99% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Belden Inc. (BDC) which saw its stock price raised by 0.97% in the last trading and went through an increase of 50.76% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Blonder Tongue Laboratories Inc. (BDR) has fall -0.19% down in previous session, but over the past year has faced a fall of -66.67%, while CommScope Holding Company Inc. (COMM) was also down -4.95% however its price remained floating in the red at -30.84% over the same period. Harmonic Inc. has a P/E ratio of 161.13 against that of Belden Inc.’s 22.25. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.08% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.56%.
Having a second look at Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 860.63K, while it jumped to 0.74 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 102.10 million.
The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 1.90% while it is 96.80% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Dec 14, 2021, number of stock’s short shares was 9.69 million which implies a short ratio of 12.13. This shows up a 9.45% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In December the standing of shares short improved as it was 9.29 million in the previous month. Subtraction of -2.72% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.