CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD] stock Upgrade by Morgan Stanley analyst, price target now $215


CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ: CRWD] slipped around -10.98 points on Tuesday, while shares priced at $174.39 at the close of the session, down -5.92%. The company report on June 28, 2022 that CrowdStrike Falcon Pro for Mac Achieves 100% Malware Protection, Wins Fifth AV-Comparatives Approved Mac Security Product Award.

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Award validates CrowdStrike’s industry leadership in proactively protecting customers against today’s most advanced attacks.

CrowdStrike (Nasdaq: CRWD), a leader in cloud-delivered protection of endpoints, cloud workloads, identity and data, today announced CrowdStrike Falcon Pro for Mac has won a fifth consecutive Approved Security Product award from leading independent testing organization AV-Comparatives, achieving the highest Mac malware protection score in the AV-Comparatives Mac Security Test and Review 2022.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. stock is now -14.83% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CRWD Stock saw the intraday high of $190.21 and lowest of $172.90 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 298.48, which means current price is +34.15% above from all time high which was touched on 04/13/22.

Compared to the average trading volume of 4.72M shares, CRWD reached a trading volume of 4110178 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CRWD shares is $240.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CRWD stock is a recommendation set at 1.60. 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.

Morgan Stanley have made an estimate for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on June 06, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Stephens raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on May 26, 2022, representing the official price target for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $265 to $275, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on CRWD stock. On April 12, 2022, analysts increased their price target for CRWD shares from 241 to 285.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. is set at 10.78, with the Price to Sales ratio for CRWD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 24.71. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 36.56, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 9.28. Price to Free Cash Flow for CRWD in the course of the last twelve months was 80.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.80.

How has CRWD stock performed recently?

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.75. With this latest performance, CRWD shares gained by 0.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -7.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -33.39% 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 CRWD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.23, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.63 for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 167.33, while it was recorded at 185.25 for the last single week of trading, and 204.54 for the last 200 days.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD] shares currently have an operating margin of -9.39 and a Gross Margin at +73.45. CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -16.18.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -24.76, with Return on Assets sitting at -7.39.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Earnings analysis for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD]

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 CRWD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. go to 72.89%.

Insider trade positions for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [CRWD]

There are presently around $28,612 million, or 75.40% of CRWD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CRWD stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 13,715,896, which is approximately -0.58% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 12,547,900 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.33 billion in CRWD stocks shares; and JENNISON ASSOCIATES LLC, currently with $1.68 billion in CRWD stock with ownership of nearly 4.578% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of June and at the time of the June reporting period, where 653 institutional holders increased their position in CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ:CRWD] by around 21,821,829 shares. Additionally, 472 investors decreased positions by around 12,949,223 shares, while 114 investors held positions by with 119,578,405 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 154,349,457 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CRWD stock had 190 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,279,765 shares, while 152 institutional investors sold positions of 1,625,019 shares during the same period.