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If You Don’t Buy HireRight Holdings Corporation (NYSE: HRT) Now, You’ll Kick Yourself Later

The trading price of HireRight Holdings Corporation (NYSE:HRT) closed higher on Monday, November 14, closing at $9.52, 23.48% higher than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $8.32 and $10.0601. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 6.51. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $19.46 and a 52-week low of $6.88. Over the past month, the stock has lost -35.50% in value.

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HireRight Holdings Corporation, whose market valuation is $800.82 million at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Nov 03, 2022. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.46 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.75 for 2022 and $1.8 for 2023. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 41.10% this year and 2.90% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $211.16 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $207 million and highs of $221 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 3.00% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2022 is $835.33 million. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 14.40% over what it did in 2022.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of HireRight Holdings Corporation No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest HRT has a 100% Sell on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 50% Sell.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned HRT a recommendation rating is 11. Out of them, 5 rate it a Hold, while 5 recommend Buy, whereas 1 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged HireRight Holdings Corporation (HRT) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0.26, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that HRT’s price is currently -24.35% off the SMA20 and -34.34% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 37.15, and weekly volatility stands at 9.37%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 8.21%. HireRight Holdings Corporation (NYSE:HRT)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 1.13. With analysts defining $9.00-$17.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $13.29 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 5.46% off the estimated low and -78.57% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if HRT’s share price rises to $13.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, HRT’s share price would be -36.55% below current price.

To see how HireRight Holdings Corporation stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: HRT stock’s performance was 23.48% in the latest trading, and -46.64% in the past year, while Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (CHKP) has traded -2.80% on the day and positioned 8.09% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company First Advantage Corporation (FA) saw its stock close 1.06% higher in the most recent trading session but was down -38.01% in a year. Furthermore, Sterling Check Corp. (STER) showed a decrease of -2.65% on the day while its price kept declining at -47.89% over the past year. HireRight Holdings Corporation has a P/E ratio of 6.51, compared to Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s 21.02 and First Advantage Corporation’s 31.58. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.89%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.63% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of HireRight Holdings Corporation (NYSE:HRT) indicates that the 3-month average is 212.12K. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 0.44 million.

Currently, records show that 79.46 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.10% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 88.40%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 1.24 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 8.39 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 1.56% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in October were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 1.8 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen -40.50% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even lower.

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