ServiceNow Inc. [NYSE: NOW] loss -9.09% or -52.13 points to close at $521.26 with a heavy trading volume of 3849718 shares. The company report on January 5, 2022 that ServiceNow to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Financial Results on January 26.
ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2021 ended December 31, 2021, following the close of market on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. ServiceNow will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results.
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It opened the trading session at $575.02, the shares rose to $575.84 and dropped to $520.00, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for NOW points out that the company has recorded -6.31% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -16.28% lower than its most recent low trading price.
If we look at the average trading volume of 1.20M shares, NOW reached to a volume of 3849718 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 ServiceNow Inc. [NOW]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NOW shares is $735.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NOW stock is a recommendation set at 1.70. 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.
Credit Suisse have made an estimate for ServiceNow Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on November 16, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on November 02, 2021, representing the official price target for ServiceNow Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $650 to $716, while UBS kept a Buy rating on NOW stock. On October 28, 2021, analysts increased their price target for NOW shares from 640 to 700.
The Average True Range (ATR) for ServiceNow Inc. is set at 28.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for NOW stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 19.01. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 29.30, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 15.03. Price to Free Cash Flow for NOW in the course of the last twelve months was 65.44 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.
Trading performance analysis for NOW stock
ServiceNow Inc. [NOW] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -9.19. With this latest performance, NOW shares dropped by -16.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -6.31% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1.35% 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 NOW stock in for the last two-week period is set at 27.19, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 20.12, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 32.02 for ServiceNow Inc. [NOW]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 641.03, while it was recorded at 562.30 for the last single week of trading, and 589.45 for the last 200 days.
ServiceNow Inc. [NOW]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and ServiceNow Inc. [NOW] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.40 and a Gross Margin at +73.42. ServiceNow Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.62.
Return on Total Capital for NOW is now 4.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.92. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 4.78, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.61. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, ServiceNow Inc. [NOW] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 75.33. Additionally, NOW Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 42.96, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 24.50. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 72.78, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 41.51.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, ServiceNow Inc. [NOW] managed to generate an average of $9,049 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.87 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.61.ServiceNow Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
ServiceNow Inc. [NOW]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
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 NOW. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for ServiceNow Inc. go to 26.29%.
An analysis of insider ownership at ServiceNow Inc. [NOW]
There are presently around $89,815 million, or 89.90% of NOW stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NOW stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 16,125,077, which is approximately 4.25% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 15,847,917 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.26 billion in NOW stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $7.69 billion in NOW stock with ownership of nearly 1.627% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in ServiceNow Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 672 institutional holders increased their position in ServiceNow Inc. [NYSE:NOW] by around 9,288,685 shares. Additionally, 516 investors decreased positions by around 6,518,198 shares, while 190 investors held positions by with 156,496,456 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 172,303,339 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NOW stock had 137 new institutional investments in for a total of 988,199 shares, while 64 institutional investors sold positions of 649,849 shares during the same period.