CIBC slashes price target on Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY] – find out why.

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [NYSE: CDAY] traded at a low on 08/06/20, posting a -11.59 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $74.50. The company report on August 6, 2020 that Joe Korngiebel Joins Ceridian as Executive Vice-President, Chief Product and Technology Officer.

Bringing 20+ years of industry-leading expertise and innovation to Ceridian.

Ceridian (NYSE: CDAY) (TSX: CDAY), a global leader in human capital management (HCM), today announced that it has hired HCM industry veteran Joe Korngiebel as Executive Vice-President, Chief Product and Technology Officer.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4634204 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. stands at 5.86% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.34%.

The market cap for CDAY stock reached $10.87 billion, with 144.65 million shares outstanding and 136.50 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.42M shares, CDAY reached a trading volume of 4634204 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CDAY shares is $77.36 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CDAY stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. 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.

CIBC have made an estimate for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 06, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on May 22, 2020, representing the official price target for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $45, while JP Morgan analysts kept a Underweight rating on CDAY stock. On April 23, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for CDAY shares from 63 to 47.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. is set at 3.71, with the Price to Sales ratio for CDAY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.90. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.71, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.75. Price to Free Cash Flow for CDAY in the course of the last twelve months was 249.42 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

How has CDAY stock performed recently?

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.65. With this latest performance, CDAY shares dropped by -12.34% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 13.08% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 47.76% 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 CDAY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 40.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.93, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.94 for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 78.94, while it was recorded at 80.35 for the last single week of trading, and 65.40 for the last 200 days.

Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.53 and a Gross Margin at +50.73. Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.55.

Return on Total Capital for CDAY is now 3.27, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 3.30. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.61, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.40. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 38.04. Additionally, CDAY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 27.56, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 11.77. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 37.00, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 26.80.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY] managed to generate an average of $15,705 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.77 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.15.Ceridian HCM Holding Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings analysis for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. posted 0.11/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 10.00%. 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 CDAY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. go to 10.39%.

Insider trade positions for Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [CDAY]

There are presently around $11,206 million, or 89.51% of CDAY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CDAY stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 21,570,528, which is approximately 1.951% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; CANNAE HOLDINGS, INC., holding 19,839,227 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.48 billion in CDAY stocks shares; and CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS, currently with $1.32 billion in CDAY stock with ownership of nearly 42.109% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 128 institutional holders increased their position in Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. [NYSE:CDAY] by around 40,806,304 shares. Additionally, 97 investors decreased positions by around 13,059,505 shares, while 25 investors held positions by with 96,544,656 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 150,410,465 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CDAY stock had 46 new institutional investments in for a total of 31,243,641 shares, while 36 institutional investors sold positions of 2,449,879 shares during the same period.

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