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Hess Corporation (NYSE HES) traded up 1.71% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $42.13. The sales growth rate for a stock is a measure of how the stock's sales per share (SPS) has grown over a specific period of time.

Short interest is another tool that analysts use to gauge investor sentiment.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HES. 5301413 shares were traded on Hess Corporation's last session.

04/28/2016 - Hess Corporation was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at UBS. HES has diverse figures for different time frames; starting from week's performance it has positive performance of 2.66% in last five regular trading sessions. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Hess Corporation by 4,680.2% in the 1st quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 222,185 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock worth $9,747,000 after buying an additional 56,280 shares during the last quarter. ValuEngine lifted Hess Corporation from a "strong sell" recommendation to a "sell" recommendation in a analysis note on Friday morning, Jun 2nd. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 235,633 shares of the oil and gas producer's stock valued at $10,337,000 after purchasing an additional 772 shares during the period. It tells an investor how quickly a company is increasing its revenues.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This report was originally posted by StockNewsTimes and is owned by of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of United States and global trademark and copyright laws. Hess Corporation has a 52-week low of $37.25 and a 52-week high of $65.56. The company has market cap of $13.39 billion. Hess Corporation's dividend has Sep 18, 2017 as record date. The oil and gas producer reported ($1.46) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($1.32) by ($0.14). Hess Corporation had a lower negative return on equity of 8.49% and a negative net profit margin of 118.07%. They expect $-1.32 earnings per share, down 17.86% or $0.20 from last year's $-1.12 per share. On top of that, it probably is unfeasible for Hess to fund growth projects as its free cashflow has been negative for nearly two years. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Its down 0.27% from 3.05 million shares previously. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 15th. Hess Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -5.18%. Also, COO Gregory P. Hill sold 11,726 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. $25.50's average target is -21.78% below currents $32.6 stock price. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Barbara J. Lowery-Yilmaz sold 3,873 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. 20,000 AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAON) shares with value of $730,600 were sold by SHEFFIELD KATHY I. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Shares of Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) surged 1.71% to $42.13. BMO Capital Markets set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Hess Corporation and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. They now have a Dollars 50 price target on the stock.

Among 13 analysts covering Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce (NYSE:CM), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. The consensus target price is $62.09 with 4 firms rating the stock a strong buy, 12 firms rating the stock a buy, 10 firms rating the stock a hold, 0 firms rating the stock a underperform, and finally 0 firms rating the stock a sell. Thanks to a rise of nearly 2.66% in the past five days, the stock price is now down -32.36% so far on the year - still in weak territory. Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. The Company is involved in exploration, development, production, transportation, purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas. The Company's divisions include Exploration and Production, and Bakken Midstream.

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