Chegg Inc. [CHGG] Stock trading around $56.90 per share: What’s Next?

Chegg Inc. [NYSE: CHGG] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.45% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -9.05%. Over the last 12 months, CHGG stock rose by 45.52%. The one-year Chegg Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 3.12. The average equity rating for CHGG stock is currently 1.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $7.01 billion, with 122.43 million shares outstanding and 120.94 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.54M shares, CHGG stock reached a trading volume of 2018076 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Chegg Inc. [CHGG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CHGG shares is $58.73 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CHGG stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Needham have made an estimate for Chegg Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 05, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price from $54 to $67. The new note on the price target was released on May 18, 2020, representing the official price target for Chegg Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $60, while Raymond James analysts kept a Outperform rating on CHGG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Chegg Inc. is set at 3.69, with the Price to Sales ratio for CHGG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 15.75. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 15.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.20. Price to Free Cash Flow for CHGG in the course of the last twelve months was 63.62 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 7.90.

CHGG Stock Performance Analysis:

Chegg Inc. [CHGG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.05. With this latest performance, CHGG shares dropped by -9.87% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 49.93% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 45.52% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CHGG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.71, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.46, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.73 for Chegg Inc. [CHGG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 49.73, while it was recorded at 58.58 for the last single week of trading, and 39.95 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Chegg Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Chegg Inc. [CHGG] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.60 and a Gross Margin at +77.57. Chegg Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.34.

Return on Total Capital for CHGG is now 1.79, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.91. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -2.11, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Chegg Inc. [CHGG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 184.45. Additionally, CHGG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 64.84, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.79. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 183.39, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Chegg Inc. [CHGG] managed to generate an average of -$6,856 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 23.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.37.Chegg Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 7.90 and a Current Ratio set at 7.90.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Chegg Inc. posted 0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.1/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 130.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CHGG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Chegg Inc. go to 25.00%.

Chegg Inc. [CHGG] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $7,860 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CHGG stocks are: BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with ownership of 14,421,580, which is approximately -0.503% of the company’s market cap and around 3.20% of the total institutional ownership; FRED ALGER MANAGEMENT, LLC, holding 12,308,042 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $710.67 million in CHGG stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $616.33 million in CHGG stock with ownership of nearly 1.798% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Chegg Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 152 institutional holders increased their position in Chegg Inc. [NYSE:CHGG] by around 24,450,602 shares. Additionally, 157 investors decreased positions by around 15,665,498 shares, while 27 investors held positions by with 96,019,377 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 136,135,477 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CHGG stock had 59 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,321,464 shares, while 54 institutional investors sold positions of 4,756,621 shares during the same period.

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