BMO Capital Keeps Their Hold Rating on HP Inc

By Jason Carr

In a report released yesterday, Tim Long from BMO Capital reiterated a Hold rating on HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), with a price target of $20. The company’s shares opened today at $19.57, close to its 52-week high of $19.58.

According to, Long is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 13.3% and a 63.9% success rate. Long covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Comtech Telecommunications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Riverbed Technology.

Currently, the analyst consensus on HP Inc is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $20.33, representing a 3.9% upside.

In a report issued on May 19, RBC Capital also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $20 price target.

HP Inc’s market cap is currently $32.19B and has a P/E ratio of 13.11. The company has a book value ratio of -7.4396.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 64 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of HPQ in relation to earlier this year. Earlier this month, Carl Bass, a Director at HPQ bought 13,547 shares for a total of $256,174.

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HP Inc. provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products, and related technologies, solutions and services to individual consumers, small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors. It operates through following business segments: Personal Systems, Printing, and Corporate Investments. The Personal Systems segment offers Commercial personal computers, Consumer PCs, Workstations, thin clients, Commercial tablets and mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, support, and services for the commercial and consumer markets. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, media, solutions and services, as well as scanning devices. The Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and certain business incubation projects. The company was founded by William R. Hewlett and David Packard in January 1939 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.