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Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) shares currently have a dividend yield of 4.50%. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in electric utility and banking businesses primarily in Hawaii. It operates in two segments, Electric Utility and Bank. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.22. Currently there are no analysts that rate Hawaiian Electric Industries a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. The average volume for Hawaiian Electric Industries has been 439,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hawaiian Electric Industries has a market cap of $2.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates Hawaiian Electric Industries as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Highlights from the ratings report include:
- Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, regardless of the company's weak earnings results. Looking ahead, unless broad bear market conditions prevail, we still see more upside potential for this stock, despite the fact that it has already risen over the past year.
- HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDS has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. Stable earnings per share over the past year indicate the company has sound management over its earnings and share float. We anticipate these figures will begin to experience more growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDS reported lower earnings of $1.43 versus $1.44 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.65 versus $1.43).
- HE, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 13.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 1.5%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- Even though the current debt-to-equity ratio is 1.05, it is still below the industry average, suggesting that this level of debt is acceptable within the Electric Utilities industry.
- You can view the full Hawaiian Electric Industries Ratings Report.
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