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Market Analysts see PagerDuty Inc. [PD] falling to $34. Time to buy?

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PagerDuty Inc. [NYSE: PD] gained 7.86% or 2.13 points to close at $29.22 with a heavy trading volume of 2132043 shares. It opened the trading session at $27.55, the shares rose to $29.23 and dropped to $27.15, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PD points out that the company has recorded 26.55% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -136.98% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.55M shares, PD reached to a volume of 2132043 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.


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Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about PagerDuty Inc. [PD]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PD shares is $29.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PD stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for PagerDuty Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal-Weight, with their previous recommendation back on October 16, 2019. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Robert W. Baird raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on October 15, 2019, representing the official price target for PagerDuty Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PagerDuty Inc. is set at 1.90, with the Price to Sales ratio for PD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.64. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.40, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.54. Price to Free Cash Flow for PD in the course of the last twelve months was 4521.50 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.30.

Trading performance analysis for PD stock

PagerDuty Inc. [PD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 9.32. With this latest performance, PD shares gained by 13.61% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 26.55% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -47.13% 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 PD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.87, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.85 for PagerDuty Inc. [PD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 23.56, while it was recorded at 26.38 for the last single week of trading, and 23.86 for the last 200 days.

PagerDuty Inc. [PD]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PagerDuty Inc. [PD] shares currently have an operating margin of -33.40 and a Gross Margin at +85.22. PagerDuty Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -30.26.

Return on Total Capital for PD is now -26.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -24.43. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -24.43, with Return on Assets sitting at -15.91.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PagerDuty Inc. [PD] managed to generate an average of -$75,245 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.53.PagerDuty Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.30 and a Current Ratio set at 3.30.

PagerDuty Inc. [PD]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PagerDuty Inc. posted -0.07/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 30.00%. 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 PD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PagerDuty Inc. go to 30.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at PagerDuty Inc. [PD]

There are presently around $1,416 million, or 65.50% of PD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PD stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 6,971,458, which is approximately -4.478% of the company’s market cap and around 6.00% of the total institutional ownership; DEER VIII & CO. LTD., holding 5,311,946 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $143.9 million in PD stocks shares; and ACCEL GROWTH FUND IV ASSOCIATES L.L.C., currently with $124.78 million in PD stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PagerDuty Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of June and at the time of the June reporting period, where 114 institutional holders increased their position in PagerDuty Inc. [NYSE:PD] by around 13,804,808 shares. Additionally, 62 investors decreased positions by around 11,674,438 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 26,804,526 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 52,283,772 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PD stock had 52 new institutional investments in for a total of 9,940,833 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 9,018,183 shares during the same period.

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