NYSE:RHT - Red Hat Stock Price, Price Target & More Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $146.20 -2.28 (-1.54 %) (As of 07/20/2018 05:08 AM ET)Previous Close$148.48Today's Range$146.05 - $148.3552-Week Range$95.88 - $177.70Volume1.61 million shsAverage Volume1.98 million shsMarket Capitalization$26.18 billionP/E Ratio63.57Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.08 Company ProfileFinancialsAnalyst RatingsEarnings HistoryInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial MediaChart Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Red Hat, Inc. provides open source software solutions to develop and offer operating system, virtualization, management, middleware, cloud, mobile, and storage technologies to various enterprises worldwide. It offers infrastructure-related solutions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, an operating system platform that runs on hardware for use in hybrid cloud environments; Red Hat Satellite, a system management offering that helps to deploy, scale, and manage in hybrid cloud environments; and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, a software solution that allows customers to utilize and manage a common hardware infrastructure to run multiple operating systems and applications. The company offers application development-related and other technology solutions, such as Red Hat JBoss Middleware, a solution for developing, deploying, and managing applications; integrating applications, data, and devices; and automating business processes in hybrid cloud environments; The company's application development-related and other technology solutions also includes Red Hat cloud offerings, a software solution that enables customers to build and manage various cloud computing environments; Red Hat Mobile, a software development platform that enables customers to develop, integrate, deploy, and manage mobile applications for enterprises; and Red Hat Storage, a software solution that enables customers to manage large, unstructured, or semi-structured data in hybrid cloud environments. It also provides consulting, support, and training services; and realtime operating system, distributed computing, directory services, and user authentication. The company was formerly known as Red Hat Software, Inc. and changed its name to Red Hat, Inc. in June 1999. Red Hat, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Receive RHT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for RHT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related Sub-IndustrySystems Software SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNYSE:RHT CUSIP75657710 Webwww.redhat.com Phone919-754-3700 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.39 Current Ratio1.28 Quick Ratio1.28 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio63.57 Forward P/E Ratio57.11 P/E Growth3.6 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.92 billion Price / Sales8.88 Cash Flow$3.0389 per share Price / Cash48.11 Book Value$8.07 per share Price / Book18.12 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.30 Net Income$258.80 million Net Margins9.77% Return on Equity30.40% Return on Assets8.69% Miscellaneous Employees11,870 Outstanding Shares177,370,000Market Cap$26,176.84 Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) Frequently Asked Questions What is Red Hat's stock symbol? Red Hat trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "RHT." How will Red Hat's stock buyback program work? Red Hat declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Thursday, June 21st 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 4% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Red Hat's earnings last quarter? Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) released its earnings results on Thursday, June, 21st. The open-source software company reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by $0.03. The open-source software company had revenue of $813.53 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $807.48 million. Red Hat had a return on equity of 30.40% and a net margin of 9.77%. Red Hat's revenue was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.56 earnings per share. View Red Hat's Earnings History. When is Red Hat's next earnings date? Red Hat is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, September, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Red Hat. What guidance has Red Hat issued on next quarter's earnings? Red Hat updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, June, 21st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.44-3.48 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.43. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.375-3.410 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.45 billion.Red Hat also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.81 EPS. What price target have analysts set for RHT? 30 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Red Hat's stock. Their forecasts range from $84.00 to $186.00. On average, they anticipate Red Hat's share price to reach $157.7931 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Red Hat. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Red Hat? 30 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Red Hat in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 10 hold ratings and 19 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." What are Wall Street analysts saying about Red Hat stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Red Hat stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Red Hat first-quarter results benefit from strong cross-selling and robust demand for Ansible and OpenShift. The company is benefiting from improved linearity driven by on-time renewal of deals. Expected strong demand for containers is another growth driver. Red Hat’s expanding partner base that includes IBM, Intel, Dell, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Alibaba is tailwind. We note that the company has outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. However, stiff competition is a headwind. Pivotal Container Service (PKS) formed through the partnership of Google, Pivotal and VMware is a significant threat in this regard. Middleware weakness is likely to hurt the top line in fiscal 2019." (6/27/2018) 2. Evercore ISI analysts commented, "We continue to view FY19 revenue estimates as being fairly conservative and while Red Hat shares may need to consolidate around current levels before pushing higher, we believe the company remains well positioned as it relates to hybrid cloud adoption and CoreOS is a solid addition to its emerging product portfolio. Maintain Outperform and $140 PT based on 24x EV/CY19 FCF." (2/2/2018) Who are some of Red Hat's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Red Hat include Baidu (BIDU), Twitter (TWTR), IHS Markit (INFO), Weibo (WB), Snap (SNAP), Yandex (YNDX), Match Group (MTCH), Line (LN), 58.com (WUBA), Tripadvisor Inc Common Stock (TRIP), FactSet Research Systems (FDS), Stars Group (TSG), Sabre (SABR), Wix.Com (WIX) and InterXion (INXN). Who are Red Hat's key executives? Red Hat's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. James M. Whitehurst, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 50)Mr. Eric R. Shander, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)Mr. Paul J. Cormier, Exec. VP and Pres of Products & Technologies (Age 61)Mr. Michael R. Cunningham, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 57)Mr. Arun Oberoi, Exec. VP of Global Sales & Services (Age 63) Has Red Hat been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about RHT stock have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Red Hat earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news articles about the open-source software company an impact score of 47.60 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are Red Hat's major shareholders? Red Hat's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Fred Alger Management Inc. (0.79%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.50%), Swedbank (0.46%), Davis R M Inc. (0.19%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.07%) and Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.07%). Company insiders that own Red Hat stock include Arun Oberoi, Charlene T Begley, Delisa Alexander, Eric Ryan Shander, Eugene Beukman, General Henry Hugh Shelton, James M Whitehurst, Lisa Crossley, Michael A Kelly, Michael Cunningham, Paul J Cormier and William S Kaiser. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Red Hat. Which major investors are selling Red Hat stock? RHT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fred Alger Management Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Retirement Systems of Alabama, Bank of Montreal Can, Davis R M Inc., Clinton Group Inc., Hartford Investment Management Co. and Hartwell J M Limited Partnership. Company insiders that have sold Red Hat company stock in the last year include Arun Oberoi, Charlene T Begley, Delisa Alexander, Eric Ryan Shander, Eugene Beukman, James M Whitehurst, Michael A Kelly and William S Kaiser. View Insider Buying and Selling for Red Hat. Which major investors are buying Red Hat stock? RHT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Swedbank, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, Empowered Funds LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., Capital Investment Services of America Inc. and Bremer Trust National Association. View Insider Buying and Selling for Red Hat. How do I buy shares of Red Hat? Shares of RHT 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 Red Hat's stock price today? One share of RHT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $146.20. How big of a company is Red Hat? Red Hat has a market capitalization of $26.18 billion and generates $2.92 billion in revenue each year. The open-source software company earns $258.80 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.30 on an earnings per share basis. Red Hat employs 11,870 workers across the globe. How can I contact Red Hat? Red Hat's mailing address is 100 EAST DAVIE STREET, RALEIGH NC, 27601. The open-source software company can be reached via phone at 919-754-3700 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Red Hat (NYSE RHT)Community Ranking: 3.4 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,309 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 618 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,927MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Red Hat and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe RHT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe RHT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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