Monness Crespi & Hardt slashes price target on Datadog Inc. [DDOG] – find out why.

Datadog Inc. [NASDAQ: DDOG] gained 4.15% on the last trading session, reaching $94.21 price per share at the time. The company report on April 13, 2021 that Datadog Completes Acquisition of Sqreen.

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Combined Solutions Will Advance Datadog’s Observability Platform and Automate Protection at the Application Layer, Delivering More Value to Customers.

Datadog, Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG), the monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, confirmed the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Sqreen, a SaaS-based security platform that enables enterprises to detect, block, and respond to application-level attacks. The closing of this deal will bolster Datadog’s existing APM functionality and move the company closer to providing customers with a robust, full-stack security monitoring solution for the cloud age.

Datadog Inc. represents 304.08 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $28.72 billion with the latest information. DDOG stock price has been found in the range of $90.54 to $95.52.

If compared to the average trading volume of 3.71M shares, DDOG reached a trading volume of 6140108 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 Datadog Inc. [DDOG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for DDOG shares is $122.88 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on DDOG stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

Monness Crespi & Hardt have made an estimate for Datadog Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on April 01, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on March 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Datadog Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $120, while Truist analysts kept a Buy rating on DDOG stock. On January 11, 2021, analysts increased their price target for DDOG shares from 105 to 125.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Datadog Inc. is set at 4.97, with the Price to Sales ratio for DDOG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 47.59. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 29.91, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.98. Price to Free Cash Flow for DDOG in the course of the last twelve months was 276.94 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 5.80.

Trading performance analysis for DDOG stock

Datadog Inc. [DDOG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.98. With this latest performance, DDOG shares gained by 13.51% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -15.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 148.77% 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 DDOG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 59.00, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 66.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.62 for Datadog Inc. [DDOG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 93.51, while it was recorded at 89.68 for the last single week of trading, and 94.01 for the last 200 days.

Datadog Inc. [DDOG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Datadog Inc. [DDOG] shares currently have an operating margin of -2.28 and a Gross Margin at +78.43. Datadog Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -4.07.

Return on Total Capital for DDOG is now -1.13, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -2.03. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -2.82, with Return on Assets sitting at -1.68. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Datadog Inc. [DDOG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 67.22. Additionally, DDOG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 40.20, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 34.05. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 65.52, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.18.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Datadog Inc. [DDOG] managed to generate an average of -$22,624 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.37 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.41.Datadog Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.80 and a Current Ratio set at 5.80.

Datadog Inc. [DDOG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Datadog Inc. posted 0.06/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.01/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 700.00%. 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 DDOG.

An analysis of insider ownership at Datadog Inc. [DDOG]

There are presently around $15,457 million, or 74.80% of DDOG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of DDOG stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 21,271,140, which is approximately 5.974% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 16,140,348 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.52 billion in DDOG stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $962.76 million in DDOG stock with ownership of nearly 24.37% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Datadog Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 341 institutional holders increased their position in Datadog Inc. [NASDAQ:DDOG] by around 39,927,834 shares. Additionally, 158 investors decreased positions by around 15,122,466 shares, while 43 investors held positions by with 109,020,197 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 164,070,497 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. DDOG stock had 130 new institutional investments in for a total of 19,933,289 shares, while 56 institutional investors sold positions of 2,705,417 shares during the same period.

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