Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) Pops 8.76% for February 17

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One of the S&P 500’s big winners for Wednesday February 17 was Helmerich & Payne Inc. (HP) as the company’s stock climbed 8.76% to $52.90 on volume of 2.76 million shares.

The stock opened at $49.66 and saw an intraday low of $49.51 and an intraday high of $53.16. All told, the day saw a per-share gain of $4.26. The stock’s average daily volume of 2.52 million and 108.01 million shares outstanding. Helmerich & Payne Inc. now has a 50-day SMA is $49.10 and 200-day SMA is $56.88, and it has a 52-week high of $79.90 and a 52-week low of $40.02.

Helmerich & Payne Inc is engaged in contract drilling of oil & gas wells for others in the ownership, development & operation of commercial real estates. Its business comprises of three reportable segments: U.S. Land, Offshore & International Land.

Based out of Tulsa, OK, Helmerich & Payne Inc. has 6,738 employees and, after today’s trading, reached a market cap of $5.71 billion. The stock’s P/E Ratio is 22.6. Its P/S ratio is 2.02, P/B ratio is 1.18, and P/FCF ratio is 32.8.

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