Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCT) traded at $41.38 at last check on Friday, Nov 20, making an upward move of 5.16% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $39.35 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0 with the day’s price range being $39.49 – 41.54. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, DCT has a high of $48 and a low of $35.1. The company’s stock has gained about -8.51% over that past 30 days.

Duck has a market cap of $5.48 Billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Oct 31, 2018- Nov 05, 2018. With its Forward Dividend at 0 and a yield of 0%, the company’s investors could be worried for the DCT stock to lose ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of -$0.01, with the EPS growth for the year declined at -$0.03 for 2020 and -$0.01 for next year. These figures represent -1.5% and at -0.67% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Based on estimates by 11 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 3 have rated the Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. (DCT) stock as a Hold, while 7 rate it as a Buy. 1 analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas none suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the DCT stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is -3.88% off its SMA20 and -2.89% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 47.09 while the volatility over the past week is 5.19% and jumps to 5.83% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 2.47. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $50.2, with the estimates having a low of $46 and a high of $55. These price ends are 11.16% and +32.91% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +20.83% if the DCT share price touches on the median price of $50.

Let’s briefly compare Duck (DCT) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +5.16% and 0% over the past 12 months for DCT competes that of Paypal Holdings (PYPL), which has seen its stock price rise 0.93% in the latest trading session and is +87.88% over the last one year. Another of its peers Zoom Video Communications Cl A (ZM) has climbed 6.11% today, and is +528.72% up over the past year, while Square (SQ) is also up 5.16% yet its price remains in the red at 0% over the same period. Paypal has a P/E ratio of 72.76 compared to Duck’s 0 and Zoom’s 561.43. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.68% and -0.75%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Duck Creek Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCT), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 463.78 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 1.16 Million. Current shares outstanding are 130.83 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 55.23% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 28.82%. The data shows that short shares as of October 29, 2020, stood at 2.59 Million at a short ratio of 12.2. This represents a 1.98% Short interest in Shares outstanding on October 29, 2020. Shares short dropped in October from the previous month at 2.72 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +3.45% up in year-to-date price movement.

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