The trading price of Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE:NET) floating lower at last check on Monday, Feb 22, closing at $82.17, -2.54% lower than its previous close.
Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $79.50 and $82.67. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 0, while its 5Y monthly beta was 0. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $95.77 and a 52-week low of $15.05. Over the past month, the stock has suffered -1.6% in value.
Cloudflare, Inc., whose market valuation is $25.44 Billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 05, 2021- May 10, 2021. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by -$0.03 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of -$0.09 for 2021 and $0.01 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of -0.25% this year and -1.11% next year.
A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Cloudflare, Inc. 3 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest NET has a 50% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.
Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned NET a recommendation rating is 16. Out of them, 3 rate it a Hold, while 12 recommend Buy, whereas 1 assign an Outperform rating. None analyst(s) have tagged Cloudflare, Inc. (NET) as Underperform, while not any of them advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Buy, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.
If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 0, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that NET’s price is currently -4.23% off the SMA20 and -1.89% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 45.58, and weekly volatility stands at 5.6%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 5.7%. Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE:NET)’s beta value is currently sitting at 0, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 4.79. With analysts defining $75-$105 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $98.27 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about -6.36% off the estimated low and 31.1% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if NET’s share price rises to $100, which is the median consensus price. At that level, NET’s share price would be +24.86% above current price.
To see how Cloudflare, Inc. stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: NET stock’s performance was -2.54% at last check in today’s session, and +304.78% in the past year, while Paypal Holdings (PYPL) has been trading -3.3% in recent session and positioned +134.35% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Square (SQ) saw its stock trading -2.22% lower in today’s session but was up +222.72% in a year. Furthermore, Zoom Video Communications Cl A (ZM) showed a decline of -2.54% today while its price kept rising at 304.78% over the past year. Cloudflare, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0, compared to Paypal Holdings 81.1 and Square’s 597.34. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has soared -0.48%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a positive session, up +0.05% today.
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An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE:NET) indicates that the 3-month average is 4.97 Million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 6.77 Million.
Currently, records show that 249.4 Million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. According to Thomson Reuters data, insiders hold 17.89% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 76.74%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of January 28, 2021, stood at 10.56 Million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 2.54 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 3.44% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in January were down slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 11.03 Million. However, since the stock’s price has seen +8.13% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.