Workday Inc. [WDAY] moved down -1.40: Why It’s Important

Workday Inc. [NASDAQ: WDAY] stock went on a downward path that fall over -1.40% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 2.28%. The company report on November 12, 2020 that Workday Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises.

Positioned as a Leader for Fifth Year in a Row, Achieved Highest Overall Position for Ability to Execute.

Workday, Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced it has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises1. Workday was recognized as a Leader for the fifth consecutive year and positioned the highest for overall Ability To Execute.

Over the last 12 months, WDAY stock rose by 33.99%. The one-year Workday Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 9.44. The average equity rating for WDAY stock is currently 2.10, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $52.47 billion, with 236.00 million shares outstanding and 175.23 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.01M shares, WDAY stock reached a trading volume of 2651084 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Workday Inc. [WDAY]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WDAY shares is $246.93 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WDAY stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. 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 Workday Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 20, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $175 to $235. The new note on the price target was released on October 14, 2020, representing the official price target for Workday Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $250 to $260, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on WDAY stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Workday Inc. is set at 8.16, with the Price to Sales ratio for WDAY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.14. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 18.59, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.73. Price to Free Cash Flow for WDAY in the course of the last twelve months was 55.46 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.50.

WDAY Stock Performance Analysis:

Workday Inc. [WDAY] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.28. With this latest performance, WDAY shares dropped by -0.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 36.49% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 33.99% 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 WDAY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.83, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.48 for Workday Inc. [WDAY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 217.64, while it was recorded at 223.43 for the last single week of trading, and 183.38 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Workday Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Workday Inc. [WDAY] shares currently have an operating margin of -14.04 and a Gross Margin at +70.58. Workday Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -13.27.

Return on Total Capital for WDAY is now -14.08, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -14.40. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -21.63, with Return on Assets sitting at -7.79. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Workday Inc. [WDAY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 63.13. Additionally, WDAY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.70, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 23.03. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 50.65, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 31.05.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Workday Inc. [WDAY] managed to generate an average of -$39,400 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.58 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.59.Workday Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.50 and a Current Ratio set at 1.50.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, Workday Inc. posted 0.53/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.37/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 43.20%. 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 WDAY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Workday Inc. go to 21.90%.

Workday Inc. [WDAY] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $36,726 million, or 90.90% of WDAY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WDAY stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 11,986,313, which is approximately -25.598% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 10,591,215 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.37 billion in WDAY stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.9 billion in WDAY stock with ownership of nearly -3.25% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Workday Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 375 institutional holders increased their position in Workday Inc. [NASDAQ:WDAY] by around 16,836,999 shares. Additionally, 282 investors decreased positions by around 13,970,857 shares, while 99 investors held positions by with 133,433,024 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 164,240,880 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WDAY stock had 109 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,580,696 shares, while 63 institutional investors sold positions of 1,179,503 shares during the same period.

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