Piper Sandler slashes price target on Chegg Inc. [CHGG] – find out why.

Chegg Inc. [NYSE: CHGG] gained 3.61% on the last trading session, reaching $85.84 price per share at the time. The company report on October 7, 2020 that Chegg to Announce Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results.

Chegg, Inc. (NYSE: CHGG), a Smarter Way to Student®, today announced that it is scheduled to release its earnings results for the third quarter of 2020 which ended September 30, 2020, on Monday, October 26th, 2020, after the market close. Chegg will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter financial results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) on the same day.

To access the call, please dial 1-877-407-4018, or outside the U.S. 1-201-689-8471. A live webcast of the call will also be available at https://investor.chegg.com under the Events & Presentations menu.

Chegg Inc. represents 123.84 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $10.48 billion with the latest information. CHGG stock price has been found in the range of $83.111 to $86.2325.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.88M shares, CHGG reached a trading volume of 2434138 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 Chegg Inc. [CHGG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CHGG shares is $93.93 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CHGG 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.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for Chegg Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on August 26, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 04, 2020, representing the official price target for Chegg Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $44 to $79, while Lake Street kept a Hold rating on CHGG stock. On July 13, 2020, analysts increased their price target for CHGG shares from 80 to 86.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Chegg Inc. is set at 3.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for CHGG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 20.79. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 21.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.75. Price to Free Cash Flow for CHGG in the course of the last twelve months was 80.44 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 8.20.

Trading performance analysis for CHGG stock

Chegg Inc. [CHGG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 12.70. With this latest performance, CHGG shares gained by 30.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 115.95% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 163.15% 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 CHGG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 74.52, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 83.60, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.98 for Chegg Inc. [CHGG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 74.38, while it was recorded at 81.95 for the last single week of trading, and 56.42 for the last 200 days.

Chegg Inc. [CHGG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Chegg Inc. [CHGG] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.60 and a Gross Margin at +77.57. Chegg Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.34.

Return on Total Capital for CHGG is now 1.79, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.91. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -2.11, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.85. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Chegg Inc. [CHGG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 184.45. Additionally, CHGG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 64.84, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.79. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 183.39, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Chegg Inc. [CHGG] managed to generate an average of -$6,856 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 23.75 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.37.Chegg Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 8.20 and a Current Ratio set at 8.20.

Chegg Inc. [CHGG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Chegg Inc. posted 0.18/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.08/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 125.00%. 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 CHGG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Chegg Inc. go to 25.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Chegg Inc. [CHGG]

There are presently around $10,579 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CHGG stocks are: BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO with ownership of 14,672,396, which is approximately 1.739% of the company’s market cap and around 2.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 10,475,090 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $899.18 million in CHGG stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $699.18 million in CHGG stock with ownership of nearly -22.816% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Chegg Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 246 institutional holders increased their position in Chegg Inc. [NYSE:CHGG] by around 19,078,856 shares. Additionally, 170 investors decreased positions by around 31,548,727 shares, while 20 investors held positions by with 72,615,674 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 123,243,257 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CHGG stock had 150 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,681,956 shares, while 28 institutional investors sold positions of 1,456,509 shares during the same period.

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