why Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $13.00

Cushman & Wakefield plc [NYSE: CWK] traded at a low on 08/13/20, posting a -2.35 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $11.20. The company report on August 11, 2020 that Cushman & Wakefield Sells Premier Medical Office Building in Maryland for $160M.

Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) announced the $160 million sale of the Barlow Building, located at 5454 Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase, Md. Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, Carr Properties, in the transaction.

Bill Collins, Paul Collins, Drew Flood, Eric Berkman, Shaun Collins and Shaun Weinberg of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller. Carr Properties has been retained by the buyer for third-party property management.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 1075218 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Cushman & Wakefield plc stands at 4.76% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.33%.

The market cap for CWK stock reached $2.41 billion, with 220.40 million shares outstanding and 124.13 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 905.27K shares, CWK reached a trading volume of 1075218 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CWK shares is $13.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CWK stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Cushman & Wakefield plc shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 09, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA/Merrill raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on October 18, 2019, representing the official price target for Cushman & Wakefield plc stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cushman & Wakefield plc is set at 0.54, with the Price to Sales ratio for CWK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.40, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.07. Price to Free Cash Flow for CWK in the course of the last twelve months was 40.26 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

How has CWK stock performed recently?

Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 6.26. With this latest performance, CWK shares dropped by -4.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -42.39% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -33.21% 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 CWK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.61 for Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.71, while it was recorded at 11.16 for the last single week of trading, and 14.86 for the last 200 days.

Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK] shares currently have an operating margin of +1.37 and a Gross Margin at +16.83. Cushman & Wakefield plc’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +0.00.

Return on Total Capital for CWK is now 2.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.00. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.02, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.00. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 248.62. Additionally, CWK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 71.32, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 45.16. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 236.49, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 67.83.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK] managed to generate an average of $4 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.35 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.28.Cushman & Wakefield plc’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings analysis for Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Cushman & Wakefield plc posted 0.37/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.45/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -17.80%. 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 CWK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Cushman & Wakefield plc go to 10.00%.

Insider trade positions for Cushman & Wakefield plc [CWK]

There are presently around $1,725 million, or 71.20% of CWK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CWK stocks are: TPG GROUP HOLDINGS (SBS) ADVISORS, INC. with ownership of 47,709,929, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 22,041,848 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $246.87 million in CWK stocks shares; and ONTARIO TEACHERS PENSION PLAN BOARD, currently with $163.91 million in CWK stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Cushman & Wakefield plc stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 62 institutional holders increased their position in Cushman & Wakefield plc [NYSE:CWK] by around 10,125,774 shares. Additionally, 49 investors decreased positions by around 13,073,482 shares, while 12 investors held positions by with 130,820,716 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 154,019,972 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CWK stock had 17 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,167,631 shares, while 15 institutional investors sold positions of 5,538,245 shares during the same period.

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