Taking a Fresh Look at Honeywell International Inc. (HON)

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on Diversified Machinery. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $146.75, up from yesterday’s close by 0.43%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Honeywell International Inc. (HON) currently trades with a market capitalization of $110.09 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 8.59 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $4.93 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.91 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Honeywell International Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $165.13. It is now trading 18.38% off that level. The stock is trading $149.15 its 50-day moving average by 2.4%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $122.40.

In recent action, Honeywell International Inc. (HON) has made a move of -3.31% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.98% with $745.82 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of HON.

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