FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 21: A man walkes in front of Lufthansa airplanes at the Frankfurt Airport on October 21, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Vereinigung Cockpit, the labor union that represents the pilots, launched the two-day strike yesterday that has been expanded from short and medium-distance flights on the first day to long haul flights today, affecting over 100,000 passengers. This is the seventh strike by Lufthansa and Germanwings (a Lufthansa subsidiary) pilots this year as the union attempts to maintain the Lufthansa pilots' early retirement guarantee, a benefit that Lufthansa is trying to cut. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) stock is presently standing at about $14.80 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 22 analysts covering the company is $16.00, which suggests the stock could still rise over 7 percent. The highest analyst price target is $19.00, which implies a rally of 72 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 5 are rating the stock a buy while 5 rate HPQ a strong buy. There are 14 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell.

Guggenheim analysts provided their view on HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) recently. The rating firm issued a Neutral rating to this company in a research note released on Jan 04, 2017. Jefferies analysts disclosed their opinion on HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) recently. The rating firm gave a Hold rating to this stock in a research note published on Nov 23, 2016. According to a research note disclosed on Aug 25, 2016, analysts at Maxim Group have lowered their rating on these shares from Buy to Hold.

HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) Transactions Roundup

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its Chief Legal Officer, GC & Sec Rivera Kim M sold 14,220 company shares for $225000.39, in a transaction on 2016-12-13. Following the transaction, the Chief Legal Officer, GC & Sec is left with a stake of 225.39 shares, currently valued at $3336. Meanwhile, President, Personal Systems COUGHLIN RON sold 113,503 shares worth $1791000.08, through a transaction dated 2016-12-07. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 55,788 shares, amounting $825662.4. HPQ Chief Legal Officer, GC & Sec Rivera Kim M also sold 46,560 shares, at a stock price of $15.2. This transaction occurred on 2016-12-01 totals $707000.71. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 0 shares, with a market value of $0.

Executives hold 0.29 percent of the stock. Carleton S. (Carly) Fiorina is one of the biggest insider owners in HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 852,912 shares which have current market value of around $12623097.6.Margaret C. Whitman is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 457,342 shares as of less than 0.1%, currently worth $6768661.6. Mr. Mark V. Hurd is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 396,374 shares with a market value around $5866335.2 as of recent close.

HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) Earnings Outlook

In HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $0.36 from $0.48 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $12,512.00M compared to $11,892.00M. Analysts had expected HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ) to post net income of about $0.36 per share on $11,901.80M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $0.32 to $0.38. That is compared with the $0.36 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.