Needham slashes price target on Five9 Inc. [FIVN] – find out why.

Five9 Inc. [NASDAQ: FIVN] closed the trading session at $188.12 on 07/19/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $183.16, while the highest price level was $189.62. The company report on July 20, 2021 that SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Brodsky & Smith Announces an Investigation of Five9, Inc. (Nasdaq – FIVN).

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Law office of Brodsky & Smith announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Five9, Inc. (“Five9” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FIVN) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with the agreement to be acquired by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (“Zoom”) (Nasdaq – ZM). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Five9 shareholders will receive only 0.5533 shares of Zoom for each share of Five9 they own. Based on the closing share price of Zoom as of July 16, 2021, this represents a per share price for Five9 common stock of $200.28.

The investigation concerns whether the Five9 Board breached its fiduciary duties to Five9 shareholders and whether Zoom is paying too little for the Company.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 7.87 percent and weekly performance of -0.17 percent. The stock has been moved at 10.72 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 4.99 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 7.79 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 641.18K shares, FIVN reached to a volume of 11347890 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 Five9 Inc. [FIVN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FIVN shares is $206.63 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FIVN stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.

Needham have made an estimate for Five9 Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 19, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on May 27, 2021, representing the official price target for Five9 Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $190, while BofA Securities analysts kept a Underperform rating on FIVN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Five9 Inc. is set at 5.97, with the Price to Sales ratio for FIVN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 26.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 87.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.65. Price to Free Cash Flow for FIVN in the course of the last twelve months was 329.14 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 6.50.

FIVN stock trade performance evaluation

Five9 Inc. [FIVN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.17. With this latest performance, FIVN shares gained by 4.99% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 67.87% 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 FIVN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.32, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.18, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.41 for Five9 Inc. [FIVN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 174.82, while it was recorded at 181.15 for the last single week of trading, and 166.23 for the last 200 days.

Five9 Inc. [FIVN]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Five9 Inc. [FIVN] shares currently have an operating margin of -1.54 and a Gross Margin at +57.42. Five9 Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -9.69.

Return on Total Capital for FIVN is now -0.99, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -6.29. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -17.72, with Return on Assets sitting at -5.45. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Five9 Inc. [FIVN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 233.99. Additionally, FIVN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 70.06, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 61.41. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 232.37, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 69.57.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Five9 Inc. [FIVN] managed to generate an average of -$27,198 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.83 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.56.Five9 Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 6.50 and a Current Ratio set at 6.50.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Five9 Inc. [FIVN] stock

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 FIVN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Five9 Inc. go to 26.60%.

Five9 Inc. [FIVN]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $12,549 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FIVN stocks are: PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with ownership of 9,860,862, which is approximately 3.295% of the company’s market cap and around 0.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 6,464,901 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.22 billion in FIVN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $765.07 million in FIVN stock with ownership of nearly 12.434% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Five9 Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 186 institutional holders increased their position in Five9 Inc. [NASDAQ:FIVN] by around 6,731,476 shares. Additionally, 218 investors decreased positions by around 5,823,338 shares, while 43 investors held positions by with 54,150,666 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 66,705,480 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FIVN stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 908,076 shares, while 59 institutional investors sold positions of 787,140 shares during the same period.

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