HollyFrontier Corp Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (HFC)
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- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 40.51% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 27.23% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, HFC should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 38.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $241.70 million to $333.67 million.
- HFC's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.20 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. To add to this, HFC has a quick ratio of 1.83, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. In comparison to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, HOLLYFRONTIER CORP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500.
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