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Analyst Updating Price Targets And Ratings For Haleon plc (HLN)

Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN) at last check was buoying at $8.23 on Friday, September 15, with a fall of -0.30% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $8.25 with its price kept floating in the range of $8.11 and $8.25 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 24.77. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that HLN hit a high price of $9.05 and saw its price falling to a low level of $5.79 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -1.26% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $37.62 billion. HLN Stock’s Forward Dividend of 0.09 and its yield of 1.12% are making investors’ thoughts stronger that it could climb further before the company announces its earnings for the current quarter.

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 HLN stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of Hold. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of Hold for it.

According to ratings assigned by 16 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 6 of them are recommending Haleon plc (HLN) as a Hold, while 7 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 2, whereas 1 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the HLN stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 0.65% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -1.63% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 50.17 while volatility remained at 1.58% over the past week which changes to 1.57% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.29, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 0.15. In predicting price targets of as low as $7.10 and as high as $10.40, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $9.00. Stock’s current price level is 13.73% above from estimated low price target while it is -26.37% below the estimated high; and even if the HLN’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $9.18, then the outlook of -11.54% could come to the excitement of the investors.

Having a second look at Haleon plc (NYSE:HLN) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 3.73 million, while it jumped to 4.09 million when we calculate an average volume for past 10 days. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 4.60 billion.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 6.41% while it is 6.70% for the institutional holders. The figures also indicate that as of Aug 30, 2023, number of stock’s short shares was 12.63 million which implies a short ratio of 3.75. This shows down a 0.27% of Short Interest in company’s outstanding shares on the day. In August the standing of shares short improved as it was 19.49 million in the previous month. Addition of 2.81% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.