Market Movers Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) Revenue clocked in at $379.20 million,...

Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) Revenue clocked in at $379.20 million, up 39.62% YTD: What’s Next?


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Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.05% on Friday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.46%. Over the last 12 months, HLIT stock rose by 18.74%. The one-year HLIT stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.42, with the average price target set at $9.38 per share. The average equity rating for HLIT stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for HLIT stock reached $596.79 million, with 90.56 million shares outstanding and 86.02 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 857.14K shares, HLIT reached a trading volume of 308,061 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Harmonic Inc. (HLIT):

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for HLIT shares is $9.38 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on HLIT stock is a recommendation set at Outperform. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Needham have made an estimate for Harmonic Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on Jul-30-19. The new note on the price target was released on Jun-14-19, representing the official price target for Harmonic Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Harmonic Inc. is set at 0.25, with the Price to Sales ratio for HLIT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.57. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.77, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.64. Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

HLIT Stock Performance Analysis:

Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.46. With this latest performance, HLIT shares dropped by -10.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 19.17% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 18.74% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for HLIT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.92, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.64 for Harmonic Inc. (HLIT). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 6.86, while it was recorded at 6.58 for the last single week of trading, and 5.76 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Harmonic Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) shares currently have an operating margin of -0.31 and a Gross Margin at +51.26. Harmonic Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.21.

Return on Total Capital for HLIT is now -0.35, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -6.03. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -9.42, with Return on Assets sitting at -4.13. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 59.00. Additionally, HLIT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.11, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.36. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 55.86, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 35.13.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) managed to generate an average of -$18,102 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.76 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.79. Harmonic Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Harmonic Inc. posted -$0.04/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -$0.07/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -42.86. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for HLIT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Harmonic Inc. go to 35.00%.

Harmonic Inc. (HLIT) Insider Position Details

There are presently around $536,548,502 million, or 90.86% of HLIT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of HLIT stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 15578241, which is approximately (2) of the company’s market cap and around 2.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 13242787 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $87.27 million in HLIT stocks shares; and DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS LP, currently with $40.39 million in HLIT stock with ownership of nearly (2.53) of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Harmonic Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 79 institutional holders increased their position in Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT) by around 8,679,964 shares. Additionally, 48 investors decreased positions by around 6,022,451 shares, while 25 investors held positions by with 66,716,174 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 81,418,589 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. HLIT stock had 28 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,210,879 shares, while 12 institutional investors sold positions of 294,850 shares during the same period.


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