Morgan Stanley slashes price target on Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK] – find out why.

Slack Technologies Inc. [NYSE: WORK] jumped around 0.14 points on Friday, while shares priced at $28.76 at the close of the session, up 0.49%. The company report on October 12, 2020 that Slack to Participate in a Fireside Chat with RBC Capital Markets.

Slack Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WORK) today announced that Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield, and Vice President of Product Ilan Frank will participate in a fireside chat hosted by Alex Zukin, Managing Director, Software Equity Research at RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time. On the webcast, Butterfield, Frank and Zukin will discuss announcements at the Slack Frontiers user conference, the product roadmap and general business trends.

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Slack Technologies Inc. stock is now 27.94% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. WORK Stock saw the intraday high of $29.02 and lowest of $28.09 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 40.07, which means current price is +90.46% above from all time high which was touched on 06/04/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 14.85M shares, WORK reached a trading volume of 7959225 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WORK shares is $30.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WORK 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for Slack Technologies Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 21, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price from $30 to $37. The new note on the price target was released on October 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Slack Technologies Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $38 to $32, while Canaccord Genuity kept a Buy rating on WORK stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Slack Technologies Inc. is set at 1.17, with the Price to Sales ratio for WORK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 21.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 19.05, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.70.

How has WORK stock performed recently?

Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.82. With this latest performance, WORK shares gained by 8.16% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 5.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 37.08% 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 WORK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 38.05, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.27 for Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.90, while it was recorded at 29.86 for the last single week of trading, and 28.23 for the last 200 days.

Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK] shares currently have an operating margin of -88.49 and a Gross Margin at +84.58. Slack Technologies Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -90.58.

Return on Total Capital for WORK is now -62.25, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -65.76. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -74.14, with Return on Assets sitting at -43.25. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 32.00. Additionally, WORK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.24, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.73. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 27.71, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 20.99.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK] managed to generate an average of -$279,246 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.40 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.48.Slack Technologies Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.30 and a Current Ratio set at 3.30.

Earnings analysis for Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Slack Technologies Inc. posted -0.02/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 75.00%. 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 WORK.

Insider trade positions for Slack Technologies Inc. [WORK]

There are presently around $10,984 million, or 79.30% of WORK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WORK stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 65,048,534, which is approximately 12.343% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 40,561,005 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.17 billion in WORK stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $934.42 million in WORK stock with ownership of nearly 82.818% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Slack Technologies Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 388 institutional holders increased their position in Slack Technologies Inc. [NYSE:WORK] by around 140,492,267 shares. Additionally, 146 investors decreased positions by around 49,142,145 shares, while 44 investors held positions by with 192,281,967 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 381,916,379 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WORK stock had 212 new institutional investments in for a total of 45,025,639 shares, while 70 institutional investors sold positions of 3,733,311 shares during the same period.

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