Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) Could Be Viewed Differently By Investors Because Of These Numbers

After Hours

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. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Hess Reports Estimated Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2023.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Oil & Gas E&P industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $146.05 and fluctuated between $147.32 as its day high and $145.02 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Hess Corporation is $44.86B. A total of 2.16 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.26M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, HES has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 28 BUYs and 25 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 418,854 shares during that period but sold 495,798.

In the most recent transaction, Lowery-Yilmaz Barbara J sold 24,319 shares of HES for 156.91 per share on Sep 01. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President now owns 113,670 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 01, Slentz Andrew P sold 24,312 shares at 156.64 per share. HES shares that Senior Vice President owns now total 34,268.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Hill Gregory P. disposed of 33,414 shares on Jul 31 at a per-share price of $151.33. This resulted in the COO and President, E&P holding 82,932 shares of HES after the transaction. In another insider transaction, HESS CORP sold 6,382,500 shares at $26.12 per share on May 19. Company shares held by the Director now total 0.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Hess Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.71, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.17%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.51. HES’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/15/2023 when it declared a $0.4375 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/15/2023. The HES stock dividend was $0.4375 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HES in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $164.50 with high estimates of $196.00 and low estimates of $140.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HES has a high of $167.75 and a low of $113.82.

As of this writing, HES has an earnings estimate of $1.57 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.26 per share and a lower estimate of $0.85. The company reported an EPS of $1.64 in the last quarter, which was 46.40% higher than expectations of $1.12.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. HES’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.71B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $9.14B in debt and $3.06B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $28.10, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $7.03B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 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 HES is Buy with a score of 3.53.

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