Raymond James slashes price target on Fastly Inc. [FSLY] – find out why.

Fastly Inc. [NYSE: FSLY] loss -2.07% on the last trading session, reaching $58.06 price per share at the time. The company report on May 6, 2021 that Fastly Announces CFO Transition.

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Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), provider of an edge cloud platform, announced that Chief Financial Officer Adriel Lares will step down after five years of service. Lares will continue in his role as CFO until a successor is appointed, following which, he will remain with the Company during a transition period. Fastly is conducting an external search for its next CFO and has retained an executive search firm to assist in the process.

“On behalf of the entire Board and management team, I thank Adriel for his dedication and many valuable contributions during a pivotal period for our company,” said Joshua Bixby, CEO of Fastly. “He was instrumental in our successful IPO, and has driven financial and operational improvements since that time as we have continued to grow rapidly. I am deeply appreciative that Adriel will remain with Fastly to help facilitate a smooth leadership transition and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”.

Fastly Inc. represents 112.97 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $6.84 billion with the latest information. FSLY stock price has been found in the range of $57.71 to $60.2355.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.40M shares, FSLY reached a trading volume of 6429092 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 Fastly Inc. [FSLY]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FSLY shares is $84.33 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FSLY stock is a recommendation set at 2.70. 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.

Raymond James have made an estimate for Fastly Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on April 28, 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 Fastly Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $65, while Piper Sandler analysts kept a Neutral rating on FSLY stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Fastly Inc. is set at 3.32, with the Price to Sales ratio for FSLY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 23.51. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.65.

Trading performance analysis for FSLY stock

Fastly Inc. [FSLY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -14.34. With this latest performance, FSLY shares dropped by -17.59% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.83% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 155.32% 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 FSLY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 29.96, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 22.74, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 34.26 for Fastly Inc. [FSLY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 68.80, while it was recorded at 61.60 for the last single week of trading, and 84.67 for the last 200 days.

Fastly Inc. [FSLY]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fastly Inc. [FSLY] shares currently have an operating margin of -29.50 and a Gross Margin at +56.64. Fastly Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -32.98.

Return on Total Capital for FSLY is now -11.92, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -13.66. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -14.54, with Return on Assets sitting at -12.45. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Fastly Inc. [FSLY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 8.53. Additionally, FSLY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 7.86, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 7.42. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 5.61, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 5.17.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Fastly Inc. [FSLY] managed to generate an average of -$102,164 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.Fastly Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.80 and a Current Ratio set at 2.80.

Fastly Inc. [FSLY]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Fastly Inc. posted -0.06/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.12/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 50.00%. 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 FSLY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fastly Inc. go to 30.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Fastly Inc. [FSLY]

There are presently around $4,042 million, or 67.40% of FSLY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FSLY stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 12,792,269, which is approximately 68.184% of the company’s market cap and around 1.30% of the total institutional ownership; ABDIEL CAPITAL ADVISORS, LP, holding 9,305,679 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $540.29 million in FSLY stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $489.1 million in FSLY stock with ownership of nearly 12.346% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Fastly Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 266 institutional holders increased their position in Fastly Inc. [NYSE:FSLY] by around 20,119,865 shares. Additionally, 161 investors decreased positions by around 7,386,952 shares, while 47 investors held positions by with 42,105,569 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 69,612,386 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FSLY stock had 109 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,639,820 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 2,969,320 shares during the same period.

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