For Adobe Inc. [ADBE], DZ Bank sees a rise to $570. What next?

Adobe Inc. [NASDAQ: ADBE] gained 2.96% on the last trading session, reaching $493.15 price per share at the time. The company report on October 6, 2020 that Adobe Names Melanie Boulden to its Board of Directors.

Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the appointment of Melanie Boulden to its board of directors, effective Oct. 5, 2020. The addition of Boulden expands Adobe’s board of directors from 10 to 11 members.

Boulden is currently President of the Stills Business Unit for Coca-Cola North America (CCNA), where she leads CCNA’s water, active hydration, tea and coffee businesses. Beginning January 2021, she will be appointed as Chief Marketing Officer of CCNA and provide oversight to its multibillion dollar portfolio that includes brands like Coca-Cola, Sprite, Smartwater, and Honest Tea. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in August 2019, Boulden was the global head of Marketing and Brand Management at Reebok, where she reignited Reebok’s connection to pop culture, entertainment, fitness and fashion. She also served as senior vice president of Global Marketing at Crayola and spent several years at Kraft Foods and Henkel Consumer Goods in various marketing and general management positions. She has been recognized as one of Ad Age’s 2019 U.S. Women to Watch. Boulden holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from The University of Iowa.

Adobe Inc. represents 480.00 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $246.71 billion with the latest information. ADBE stock price has been found in the range of $481.43 to $493.98.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.00M shares, ADBE reached a trading volume of 2023742 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Adobe Inc. [ADBE]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ADBE shares is $552.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ADBE 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.

DZ Bank have made an estimate for Adobe Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 17, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wells Fargo raised their target price from $375 to $500. The new note on the price target was released on September 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Adobe Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $540 to $577, while UBS kept a Buy rating on ADBE stock. On September 16, 2020, analysts increased their price target for ADBE shares from 426 to 550.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Adobe Inc. is set at 17.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for ADBE stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 19.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 20.21, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.52. Price to Free Cash Flow for ADBE in the course of the last twelve months was 50.23 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

Trading performance analysis for ADBE stock

Adobe Inc. [ADBE] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.55. With this latest performance, ADBE shares gained by 6.71% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 55.48% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 82.09% 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 ADBE stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.93, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.34, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.94 for Adobe Inc. [ADBE]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 475.90, while it was recorded at 487.42 for the last single week of trading, and 393.69 for the last 200 days.

Adobe Inc. [ADBE]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Adobe Inc. [ADBE] shares currently have an operating margin of +29.00 and a Gross Margin at +83.40. Adobe Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +26.51.

Return on Total Capital for ADBE is now 22.93, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.61. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.67, with Return on Assets sitting at 14.58. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Adobe Inc. [ADBE] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 39.30. Additionally, ADBE Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 28.21, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.51. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 9.39, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 6.74.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Adobe Inc. [ADBE] managed to generate an average of $130,399 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.81 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.55.Adobe Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Adobe Inc. [ADBE]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Adobe Inc. posted 2.29/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.26/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 1.30%. 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 ADBE. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Adobe Inc. go to 17.42%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Adobe Inc. [ADBE]

There are presently around $200,743 million, or 86.60% of ADBE stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ADBE stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 39,545,776, which is approximately -0.198% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 38,069,522 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $18.77 billion in ADBE stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $16.16 billion in ADBE stock with ownership of nearly -6.626% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Adobe Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 1,018 institutional holders increased their position in Adobe Inc. [NASDAQ:ADBE] by around 19,514,466 shares. Additionally, 763 investors decreased positions by around 24,150,400 shares, while 231 investors held positions by with 363,398,836 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 407,063,702 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ADBE stock had 246 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,351,531 shares, while 91 institutional investors sold positions of 1,786,463 shares during the same period.

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