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Workday Inc. (NASDAQ: WDAY): Stock No Longer In Incline?

The trading price of Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) floating higher at last check on Wednesday, May 24, closing at $194.62, 0.91% higher than its previous close.

Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it has been fluctuating between $192.41 and $196.46. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $206.68 and a 52-week low of $128.72. Over the past month, the stock has gained 6.42% in value.

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Workday Inc., whose market valuation is $50.23 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report May 25, 2023. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $1.12 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $5.25 for 2024 and $6.4 for 2025. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 44.20% this year and 21.90% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $1.67 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $1.66 billion and highs of $1.68 billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 16.20% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2024 is $7.19 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 15.70% over what it did in 2024.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Workday Inc. 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest WDAY 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 100% 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 WDAY a recommendation rating is 40. Out of them, 10 rate it a Hold, while 22 recommend Buy, whereas 7 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged Workday Inc. (WDAY) as Underweight, while 1 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Overweight, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

A quick review shows that WDAY’s price is currently 4.78% off the SMA20 and 2.43% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 60.57, and weekly volatility stands at 2.63%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.51%. Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.26, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 4.71. With analysts defining $142.00-$250.00 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $215.65 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 27.04% off the estimated low and -28.46% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if WDAY’s share price rises to $218.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, WDAY’s share price would be -12.01% below current price.

To see how Workday Inc. stock has been performing today in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: WDAY stock’s performance was 0.91% at last check in today’s session, and 17.39% in the past year, while Salesforce Inc. (CRM) has been trading 0.32% in recent session and positioned 29.30% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Paychex Inc. (PAYX) saw its stock trading 0.30% higher in today’s session but was down -7.64% in a year. Furthermore, Paylocity Holding Corporation (PCTY) showed a decrease of -0.66% today while its price kept inclining at 3.68% over the past year. Also during today’s trading, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.89%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.73% today.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) indicates that the 3-month average is 1.93 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 1.74 million.

Currently, records show that 257.35 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.90% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 89.00%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Apr 27, 2023, stood at 5.15 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 2.9 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 1.99% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in April were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 4.95 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 16.31% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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