HP - Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
53.58
+0.68 (+1.29%)
At close: 4:01PM EST

53.58 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:16PM EST

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Previous Close52.90
Open52.02
Bid53.41 x 1200
Ask56.04 x 900
Day's Range51.77 - 53.85
52 Week Range44.56 - 75.02
Volume1,164,034
Avg. Volume1,538,780
Market Cap5.842B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.49
PE Ratio (TTM)12.25
EPS (TTM)4.37
Earnings DateJan 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.84 (5.26%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-07
1y Target Est66.40
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