Hillenbrand Inc. (HI): A Case For Going Higher

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Hillenbrand Inc. (HI) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$0.67, or +1.46%, to $46.63. Volume reached 10,421 shares, with price reaching a high of $45.96 and a low of $45.96. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Hillenbrand Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2022 Results.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Specialty Industrial Machinery industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $45.96 and fluctuated between $46.79 as its day high and $44.62 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hillenbrand Inc. is $3.17B. A total of 0.35 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 362.88K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, HI has seen 5 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 33,462 and the disposition of 11,617 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 39 BUYs and 40 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 560,553 shares during that period but sold 470,654.

In the most recent transaction, VanHimbergen Robert M bought 6,000 shares of HI for 44.00 per share on Jun 06. After the transaction, the Sr VP, Chief Financial Officer now owns 6,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 27, TRAINOR CHRISTOPHER H sold 7,454 shares at 52.90 per share. HI shares that Sr. Vice President owns now total 46,327.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Raver Joe Anthony disposed of 90,090 shares on Dec 23 at a per-share price of $52.01. This resulted in the President and CEO holding 212,606 shares of HI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Whitted J Michael sold 23,459 shares at $50.30 per share on Dec 08. Company shares held by the Sr. VP Strategy & Corp Dev now total 10,802.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Hillenbrand Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.87, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.89%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.16. HI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 06/15/2022 when it declared a $0.218 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 06/30/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 03/31/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 03/16/2022. The dividend was $0.218 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $65.50 with high estimates of $69.00 and low estimates of $62.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HI has a high of $54.15 and a low of $37.84.

As of this writing, HI has an earnings estimate of $1.08 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.08 per share and a lower estimate of $1.08. The company reported an EPS of $0.92 in the last quarter, which was 6.98% higher than expectations of $0.86.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 4 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HI is Buy with a score of 5.00. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 0 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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