Top attractive stock of the week – HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC)

HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) is -48.57% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $16.81 and a high of $51.75 in the current 52-week trading range. The HFC stock was last observed hovering at around $25.27 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.81% off its average median price target of $30.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 33.13% off the consensus price target high of $39.00 offered by 19 analysts, but current levels are -37.26% lower than the price target low of $19.00 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $26.08, the stock is -0.18% and 13.06% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.75 million and changing 3.21% at the moment leaves the stock 2.09% off its SMA200. HFC registered -48.57% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -5.88%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $24.93 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $24.35.

The stock witnessed a 11.50% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 32.32%, and is 7.24% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 3.92% over the week and 4.99% over the month.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) has around 4074 employees, a market worth around $4.24B and $12.66B in sales. Fwd P/E is 111.93. Profit margin for the company is -3.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 55.15% and -49.60% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (11.60%).

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) is a “Hold”. 19 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.70, where 10 rate it as a Hold and 2 think it is a “Overweight”. 5 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 2 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

HollyFrontier Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/24/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.55 with sales reaching $2.58B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -25.10% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -37.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -41.10% in year-over-year returns.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) Top Institutional Holders

592 institutions hold shares in HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC), with 1.69M shares held by insiders accounting for 1.05% while institutional investors hold 89.98% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 162.02M, and float is at 160.32M with Short Float at 5.17%. Institutions hold 89.04% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 16.59 million shares valued at $327.01 million. The investor’s holdings represent 10.24% of the HFC Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is TCTC Holdings, LLC with 12.44 million shares valued at $245.28 million to account for 7.68% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 11.38 million shares representing 7.03% and valued at over $224.35 million, while State Street Corporation holds 6.88% of the shares totaling 11.14 million with a market value of $219.66 million.

HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider purchase by Voliva Richard Lawrence III, the company’s EVP & CFO. SEC filings show that Voliva Richard Lawrence III bought 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 12 at a price of $19.95 per share for a total of $0.2 million. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 86415.0 shares.

HollyFrontier Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 11 that Voliva Richard Lawrence III (EVP & CFO) bought a total of 10,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 11 and was made at $21.54 per share for $0.22 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 76415.0 shares of the HFC stock.

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HollyFrontier Corporation (HFC): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Valero Energy Corporation (VLO) that is trading -39.43% down over the past 12 months. Delek US Holdings Inc. (DK) is -51.63% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -7.48% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 8.91 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 2.34.

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