ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE:NOW) shares fell to a low of $525.02 before closing at $534.75. Intraday shares traded counted 1.1 million, which was 33.12% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.65M. NOW’s previous close was $533.74 while the outstanding shares total 196.62M. The firm has a beta of 0.92, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 709.22, and a growth ratio of 34.34. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 71.68, with weekly volatility at 3.07% and ATR at 13.14. The NOW stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $385.50 and a $598.37 high. The stock traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.19% on 06/21/21.
Investors have identified the Software – Application company ServiceNow Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $104.92 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 4.52 billion total, with 3.66 billion as their total liabilities.
NOW were able to record 620.0 million as free cash flow during the 07/28/2021 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 148.0 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 727.0 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for ServiceNow Inc. (NOW)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the 07/28/2021 quarter of the year, ServiceNow Inc. recorded a total of 1.36 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 23.09% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the 07/28/2021 quarter increasing by 8.04%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 299.0 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 1.06 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 196.62M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.42 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their 07/28/2021 (0.50 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 2.06 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on NOW sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of NOW attractive?
In related news, Director, Sands Anita M sold 811 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Jun 17. The sale was performed at an average price of 505.80, for a total value of 410,204. As the sale deal closes, the Director, Sands Anita M now sold 1,213 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 606,500. Also, Director, LUDDY FREDERIC B sold 16,500 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Jun 09. The shares were price at an average price of 464.58 per share, with a total market value of 7,665,535. Following this completion of acquisition, the Director, LUDDY FREDERIC B now holds 33 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 16,282. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.10%.
28 out of 32 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 3 have maintained a Hold recommendation on ServiceNow Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the NOW stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $606.89.