Upwork Inc. [UPWK] moved up 3.23: Why It’s Important

Upwork Inc. [NASDAQ: UPWK] closed the trading session at $14.40 on 09/08/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $13.4625, while the highest price level was $14.78. The company report on September 1, 2020 that Upwork Releases Top 15 Highest Paying Programming Languages for Independent Web, Mobile, and Software Developers.

According to Upwork data, Objective-C, Golang, and Windows PowerShell top the list for most lucrative programming languages on the platform; Ruby and Java experiencing highest year-over-year demand.

Upwork (NASDAQ: UPWK), the leading online talent platform, today announced the 15 highest-paying programming languages for web, mobile, and software developers on the Upwork platform. The data also shows these skills are seeing strong growth in demand year-over-year, highlighting the significant lucrative job opportunities for tech professionals. Upwork compiled the data by analyzing the programming languages with the highest average hourly rates on Upwork.com.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 34.96 percent and weekly performance of -5.45 percent. The stock has been moved at 64.57 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -3.10 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 17.55 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.84M shares, UPWK reached to a volume of 1908039 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Upwork Inc. [UPWK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for UPWK shares is $18.43 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on UPWK stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

MKM Partners have made an estimate for Upwork Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 27, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Guggenheim dropped their target price from $25 to $11. The new note on the price target was released on January 24, 2020, representing the official price target for Upwork Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $23 to $12, while Citigroup kept a Neutral rating on UPWK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Upwork Inc. is set at 1.01, with the Price to Sales ratio for UPWK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 5.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.16. Price to Free Cash Flow for UPWK in the course of the last twelve months was 68.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

UPWK stock trade performance evaluation

Upwork Inc. [UPWK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.45. With this latest performance, UPWK shares dropped by -3.10% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 64.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 0.35% 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 UPWK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.01, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.22 for Upwork Inc. [UPWK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 14.71, while it was recorded at 14.75 for the last single week of trading, and 10.98 for the last 200 days.

Upwork Inc. [UPWK]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Upwork Inc. [UPWK] shares currently have an operating margin of -6.00 and a Gross Margin at +69.78. Upwork Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -5.54.

Return on Total Capital for UPWK is now -6.33, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -6.02. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -6.62, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Upwork Inc. [UPWK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 16.45. Additionally, UPWK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 14.13, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 9.56. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 12.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 10.55.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Upwork Inc. [UPWK] managed to generate an average of -$29,226 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 11.46 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.72.Upwork Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Upwork Inc. [UPWK] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Upwork Inc. posted -0.03/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.04/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 25.00%. 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 UPWK. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Upwork Inc. go to -0.04%.

Upwork Inc. [UPWK]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $1,060 million, or 74.00% of UPWK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of UPWK stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 7,189,767, which is approximately 3.632% of the company’s market cap and around 1.40% of the total institutional ownership; GOLDFARB ANDREW P, holding 7,054,605 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $101.59 million in UPWK stocks shares; and CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS, currently with $91.38 million in UPWK stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Upwork Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 113 institutional holders increased their position in Upwork Inc. [NASDAQ:UPWK] by around 21,960,450 shares. Additionally, 65 investors decreased positions by around 12,722,649 shares, while 17 investors held positions by with 38,905,121 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 73,588,220 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. UPWK stock had 59 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,511,593 shares, while 29 institutional investors sold positions of 3,162,867 shares during the same period.

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