salesforce.com inc. [NYSE: CRM] closed the trading session at $236.88 on 04/28/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $233.53, while the highest price level was $238.33. The company report on April 26, 2021 that Salesforce Named #1 CRM Provider for Eighth Consecutive Year.
Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the global leader in CRM, announced that for the eighth consecutive year it has been ranked the #1 CRM provider by International Data Corporation (IDC) in its latest Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker.
Salesforce grew its overall market share position and increased its revenue more than any other Customer Relationship Management (CRM) vendor. Additionally, the IDC data shows that Salesforce is the market share leader in IDC’s segments for sales applications, customer service applications, marketing applications, model-driven application platforms and enterprise community applications.
The stocks have a year to date performance of 6.45 percent and weekly performance of 2.74 percent. The stock has been moved at -2.11 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 12.39 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 5.38 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 6.61M shares, CRM reached to a volume of 4259327 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 $276.33 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.
Wolfe Research have made an estimate for salesforce.com inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on April 23, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on April 05, 2021, representing the official price target for salesforce.com inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $260, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on CRM stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for salesforce.com inc. is set at 4.48, with the Price to Sales ratio for CRM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.17. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.23, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.11. Price to Free Cash Flow for CRM in the course of the last twelve months was 52.84 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.
CRM stock trade performance evaluation
salesforce.com inc. [CRM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.74. With this latest performance, CRM shares gained by 12.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.11% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 53.36% 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 64.80, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.93 for salesforce.com inc. [CRM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 222.36, while it was recorded at 234.28 for the last single week of trading, and 229.69 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 +67.27. salesforce.com inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +19.16.
Return on Total Capital for CRM is now 1.03, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.42. 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 15.45. Additionally, CRM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 13.38, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 9.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 13.52, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 11.71.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, salesforce.com inc. [CRM] managed to generate an average of $71,936 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 2.86 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 12.92%.
salesforce.com inc. [CRM]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $173,708 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 $16.73 billion in CRM stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $15.5 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 1,256 institutional holders increased their position in salesforce.com inc. [NYSE:CRM] by around 42,286,209 shares. Additionally, 668 investors decreased positions by around 51,009,270 shares, while 187 investors held positions by with 640,022,447 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 733,317,926 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CRM stock had 265 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,906,104 shares, while 148 institutional investors sold positions of 4,393,324 shares during the same period.