salesforce.com inc. [NYSE: CRM] surged by $1.04 during the normal trading session on Monday and reaching a high of $220.20 during the day while it closed the day at $217.54. The company report on February 27, 2021 that Salesforce Grants Equity Awards to Acumen Solutions Employees Under Its Inducement Equity Incentive Plan.
Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, announced it has granted equity awards under its 2014 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to new employees who joined Salesforce in connection with the acquisition of Acumen Solutions. The Plan was adopted by the Salesforce Board of Directors in July 2014, in accordance with New York Stock Exchange Rule 303A.08.
With Acumen Solutions’ deep industry knowledge and expertise, Salesforce Professional Services will be able to deliver even greater value and success for Salesforce customers, helping them accelerate innovation and get closer to their customers and constituents through the power of the Customer 360 Platform. Now with Salesforce Industries (formerly Vlocity) and Acumen Solutions, Salesforce can better provide customers across all industries with products and solutions that meet their specific needs.
salesforce.com inc. stock has also loss -9.72% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CRM stock has declined by -11.86% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -21.27% and lost -2.24% year-on date.
The market cap for CRM stock reached $213.09 billion, with 911.00 million shares outstanding and 882.79 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 9.44M shares, CRM reached a trading volume of 13968113 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 salesforce.com inc. [CRM]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CRM shares is $276.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CRM 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.
Loop Capital have made an estimate for salesforce.com inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on January 25, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Goldman raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on January 22, 2021, representing the official price target for salesforce.com inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $278 to $242, while Piper Sandler kept a Neutral rating on CRM stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for salesforce.com inc. is set at 6.75, with the Price to Sales ratio for CRM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.50. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 4.92, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.69. Price to Free Cash Flow for CRM in the course of the last twelve months was 61.32 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.
CRM stock trade performance evaluation
salesforce.com inc. [CRM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.72. With this latest performance, CRM shares dropped by -3.96% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -21.27% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 27.66% 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 CRM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 27.87, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.98 for salesforce.com inc. [CRM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 228.32, while it was recorded at 228.25 for the last single week of trading, and 222.05 for the last 200 days.
salesforce.com inc. [CRM]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and salesforce.com inc. [CRM] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.14 and a Gross Margin at +72.25. salesforce.com inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.16.
Return on Total Capital for CRM is now 1.04, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.43. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.80, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.71. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, salesforce.com inc. [CRM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 15.14. Additionally, CRM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 13.15, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 9.47. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 13.29, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 11.54.
Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.73 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.35.salesforce.com inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for salesforce.com inc. [CRM] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, salesforce.com inc. posted 0.7/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.69/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 1.40%. 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 CRM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for salesforce.com inc. go to 14.23%.
salesforce.com inc. [CRM]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $157,104 million, or 81.70% of CRM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CRM stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 76,728,273, which is approximately -6.84% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 70,607,149 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $15.36 billion in CRM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $14.23 billion in CRM stock with ownership of nearly 1.897% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in salesforce.com inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 1,251 institutional holders increased their position in salesforce.com inc. [NYSE:CRM] by around 39,476,581 shares. Additionally, 660 investors decreased positions by around 52,725,488 shares, while 179 investors held positions by with 629,984,551 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 722,186,620 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CRM stock had 282 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,477,611 shares, while 142 institutional investors sold positions of 4,177,159 shares during the same period.