NYSE:HES - Hess Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $58.87 +0.88 (+1.52 %) (As of 03/20/2019 11:50 AM ET)Previous Close$57.99Today's Range$57.44 - $59.0652-Week Range$35.59 - $74.81Volume1.43 million shsAverage Volume3.51 million shsMarket Capitalization$17.84 billionP/E Ratio-79.55Dividend Yield1.69%Beta1.95 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Hess Corporation, an exploration and production company, develops, produces, purchases, transports, and sells crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and natural gas. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company conducts production operations primarily in the United States, Denmark, the Malaysia/Thailand Joint Development Area, and Malaysia; and exploration activities primarily offshore Guyana, Suriname, Canada, and in the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2017, it had total proved reserves of 1,154 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is also involved in crude oil and natural gas gathering, processing of natural gas and the fractionation of NGLs, transportation of crude oil by rail car, terminaling and loading crude oil and natural gas liquids, and the storage and terminaling of propane primarily in the Bakken and Three Forks Shale plays in the Williston Basin area of North Dakota. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Receive HES News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HES and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Petroleum refining Sub-IndustryIntegrated Oil & Gas SectorOils/Energy Current SymbolNYSE:HES Previous Symbol CUSIP42809H10 CIK4447 Webwww.hess.com Phone212-997-8500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.61 Current Ratio2.02 Quick Ratio1.91Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-79.55 Forward P/E Ratio-69.26 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.47 billion Price / Sales2.76 Cash Flow$5.7378 per share Price / Cash Flow10.26 Book Value$36.75 per share Price / Book1.60Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.74) Net Income$-282,000,000.00 Net Margins-2.91% Return on Equity-0.73% Return on Assets-0.38%Miscellaneous Employees1,708 Outstanding Shares303,030,000Market Cap$17.84 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Hess (NYSE:HES) Frequently Asked Questions What is Hess' stock symbol? Hess trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HES." How often does Hess pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Hess? Hess declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 18th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 15th. View Hess' Dividend History. How will Hess' stock buyback program work? Hess declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback program on Thursday, March 8th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Hess' earnings last quarter? Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.31) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.41) by $0.10. The oil and gas producer earned $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.49 billion. Hess had a negative net margin of 2.91% and a negative return on equity of 0.73%. The business's revenue was up 30.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($1.01) EPS. View Hess' Earnings History. When is Hess' next earnings date? Hess is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Hess. What price target have analysts set for HES? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Hess' shares. Their forecasts range from $53.00 to $89.00. On average, they anticipate Hess' share price to reach $69.0833 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 17.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Hess. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Hess? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Hess in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Hess. Has Hess been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about HES stock have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Hess earned a news impact score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Are investors shorting Hess? Hess saw a drop in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 18,001,443 shares, a drop of 16.1% from the January 31st total of 21,459,278 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,477,478 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.2 days. Currently, 6.9% of the company's stock are short sold. View Hess' Current Options Chain. Who are some of Hess' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Hess include Suncor Energy (SU), Phillips 66 (PSX), Marathon Petroleum (MPC), Valero Energy (VLO), Repsol (REPYY), HollyFrontier (HFC), YPF (YPF), CVR Energy (CVI), PBF Energy (PBF), Delek US (DK), CVR Refining (CVRR), BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT), Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P (CLMT), Trecora Resources (TREC) and Vertex Energy (VTNR). What other stocks do shareholders of Hess own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Hess investors own include Citigroup (C), Intel (INTC), ConocoPhillips (COP), Schlumberger (SLB), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Alibaba Group (BABA), Chevron (CVX), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and QUALCOMM (QCOM). Who are Hess' key executives? Hess' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John B. Hess, CEO & Director (Age 65)Mr. Gregory P. Hill, Pres & COO (Age 58)Mr. John P. Rielly, CFO & Sr. VP (Age 57)Mr. Timothy B. Goodell, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 62)Mr. Michael R. Turner, Sr. VP of Production (Age 60) Who are Hess' major shareholders? Hess' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC (2.22%), Northern Trust Corp (1.10%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.10%), Norges Bank (0.88%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.83%) and Levin Capital Strategies L.P. (0.73%). Company insiders that own Hess stock include Barbara J Lowery-Yilmaz, Brian D Truelove, Gregory P Hill, John B Hess, John P Rielly, Kevin Omar Meyers, Michael R Turner, Richard D Lynch, Risa J Lavizzo-Mourey and Timothy B Goodell. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Hess. Which major investors are selling Hess stock? HES stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Anchor Bolt Capital LP, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Investec Asset Management LTD, DFT Energy LP, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank and Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Hess company stock in the last year include Gregory P Hill, John B Hess, John P Rielly, Michael R Turner, Richard D Lynch and Timothy B Goodell. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hess. Which major investors are buying Hess stock? HES stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Millennium Management LLC, United Services Automobile Association, Northern Trust Corp, Two Sigma Advisers LP and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Hess stock in the last two years include Kevin Omar Meyers and Risa J Lavizzo-Mourey. View Insider Buying and Selling for Hess. How do I buy shares of Hess? Shares of HES can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Hess' stock price today? One share of HES stock can currently be purchased for approximately $58.98. How big of a company is Hess? Hess has a market capitalization of $17.87 billion and generates $6.47 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas producer earns $-282,000,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.74) on an earnings per share basis. Hess employs 1,708 workers across the globe. What is Hess' official website? The official website for Hess is http://www.hess.com. How can I contact Hess? Hess' mailing address is 1185 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK NY, 10036. The oil and gas producer can be reached via phone at 212-997-8500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Hess (NYSE HES)Community Ranking: 2.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 600 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 667 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,267MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Hess and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HES will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HES will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Does the Step Transaction Doctrine Affect a Backdoor Roth IRA?