LMR Partners LLP increased its holdings in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (NYSE:HPE) by 47.6% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 42,115 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 13,575 shares during the period. LMR Partners LLP’s holdings in Hewlett Packard Enterprise were worth $556,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. lifted its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 52.3% in the 4th quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 380,300 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $5,024,000 after purchasing an additional 130,600 shares during the period. Nomura Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the 4th quarter worth approximately $174,000. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 2.2% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 17,794,119 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $234,707,000 after purchasing an additional 384,154 shares during the period. Neuburgh Advisers LLC lifted its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 14.2% in the 4th quarter. Neuburgh Advisers LLC now owns 305,056 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,030,000 after purchasing an additional 37,824 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential PLC lifted its position in shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise by 16.6% in the 4th quarter. Prudential PLC now owns 1,303,402 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $17,218,000 after purchasing an additional 185,683 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.44% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. UBS Group downgraded shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $17.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. Oppenheimer set a $18.00 target price on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th. Wolfe Research initiated coverage on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. They set an “underperform” rating on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $15.00 target price (down previously from $21.00) on shares of Hewlett Packard Enterprise in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Hewlett Packard Enterprise has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.27.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise stock opened at $16.07 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.94. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co has a 12-month low of $12.09 and a 12-month high of $19.01. The firm has a market cap of $22.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.60.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The technology company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.07. Hewlett Packard Enterprise had a net margin of 2.11% and a return on equity of 11.31%. The company had revenue of $7.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.68 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.34 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will post 1.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.1125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 12th. This represents a $0.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.80%. Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.85%.

In other Hewlett Packard Enterprise news, CEO Antonio F. Neri sold 82,892 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $1,367,718.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 86,160 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,421,640. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Philip Davis sold 13,974 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $230,571.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 16,412 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $270,798. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 1,702,360 shares of company stock valued at $27,895,760 in the last 90 days. 0.56% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Profile

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company operates as a technology company. The company operates through four segments: Hybrid IT, Intelligent Edge, Financial Services, and Corporate Investments. The Hybrid IT segment provides industry standard servers for multi-workload computing; mission-critical servers; converged storage solutions, including all-flash arrays and hybrid storage solutions; and traditional storage solutions comprising tape, storage networking, and disk products, such as HPE MSA and HPE XP.

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