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What Do Analysts Think Will Happen To Haleon plc (NYSE: HLN)

The trading price of Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN) floating lower at last check on Wednesday, May 24, closing at $8.33, -1.08% lower than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $8.41 and $8.55. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 28.35. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $9.05 and a 52-week low of $5.59. Over the past month, the stock has lost -5.03% in value.

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Haleon plc, whose market valuation is $37.64 billion at the time of this writing. The dividend yield on the company stock is 1.43%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.12. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable.

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

A quick review shows that HLN’s price is currently -4.63% off the SMA20 and -2.66% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 39.33, and weekly volatility stands at 1.39%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 1.92%. Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.19. With analysts defining $7.02-$10.28 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $9.00 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 15.73% off the estimated low and -23.41% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if HLN’s share price rises to $8.94, which is the median consensus price. At that level, HLN’s share price would be -7.32% below current price.

To see how Haleon plc stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: HLN stock’s performance was -1.08% in the latest trading. Haleon plc has a P/E ratio of 28.35. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.88%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.70% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN) indicates that the 3-month average is 5.01 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 4.59 million.

Currently, records show that 4.62 billion of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 6.41% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 6.70%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 15.76 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 3.36 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 0.34% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 13.68 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 4.11% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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