HSBC is in the financial services sector and is part of the banking industry. The company CEO is John M. Flint. HSBC provides commercial banking, global banking, and wealth management among other services. It operates in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, and North America.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The HSBC shares had a previous change of 0.86% which opened at 41.09 and closed at 41.19. It moved to an intraday high of 41.26 and a low of 40.98.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HSBC shares returned -0.89% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.41%. Over three months, it changed 2.46%. In one year it has changed -10.90% and within that year its 52 week high was 49.64 and its 52 week low was 38.23. HSBC stock is 7.73% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 40.94 and a 50 day moving average of 41.94. Right now, HSBC stock is trading 0.61% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The company has a market cap of $166.7b with 4.0b shares outstanding and a float of 4.0b shares. Trading volume was 1,873,240 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,741,234 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is good.


The last annual reported EPS for HSBC was 0.35 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 117.69. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 3.15 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.57).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1st Qtr 2019 Reported 05-03-2019: 1.05
4th Qtr 2018 Reported 02-19-2019: -2.45
3rd Qtr 2018 Reported 10-29-2018: 0.95
2nd Qtr 2018 Reported 08-06-2018: 1.02
1st Qtr 2018 Reported 05-04-2018: 0.75

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 20.71, which means it might be overvalued by -98.87%.

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of HSBC; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -77.60% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 4,007,039, which was 0.10% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.84. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 0.71.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 0.51%, profit margin is 3.57%, price-to-sales is 0.02 and price-to-book is 0.88.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 5  : Financial Safety Result
 2  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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