Cloudflare Inc. [NET] is -53.51% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Cloudflare Inc. [NYSE: NET] traded at a low on 09/20/22, posting a -0.11 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $61.13. The company report on September 20, 2022 that Cloudflare Expands Access to Zero Trust Platform – Giving Customers More Control and Visibility Across Their Network, Data, and Apps.


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API-driven cloud access security broker (CASB) and data loss prevention (DLP) services now generally available.

Cloudflare, Inc. (NYSE: NET), the security, performance, and reliability company helping to build a better Internet, today announced that both its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Data Loss Prevention (DLP) services are now generally available as part of Cloudflare’s Zero Trust platform. Cloudflare CASB provides businesses visibility and control across their corporate SaaS applications to secure workplace tools, detect shadow IT, and control user access. Cloudflare DLP customers have increased protection and controls over data flowing across their network—detecting and preventing data exfiltration, scanning for Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and securing access to sensitive information. By combining Cloudflare CASB with the data controls provided by DLP, customers can easily achieve high levels of visibility across their entire organization without the complexities of legacy solutions.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4624923 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Cloudflare Inc. stands at 4.91% while the volatility over the past one month is 5.25%.

The market cap for NET stock reached $20.71 billion, with 325.20 million shares outstanding and 262.23 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.89M shares, NET reached a trading volume of 4624923 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Cloudflare Inc. [NET]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for NET shares is $91.67 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on NET stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. 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.

Cantor Fitzgerald have made an estimate for Cloudflare Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on September 08, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Guggenheim raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on August 12, 2022, representing the official price target for Cloudflare Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another drop from $220 to $175, while JMP Securities kept a Mkt Outperform rating on NET stock. On February 11, 2022, analysts increased their price target for NET shares from 95 to 120.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cloudflare Inc. is set at 3.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for NET stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 25.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 34.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.85.

How has NET stock performed recently?

Cloudflare Inc. [NET] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.14. With this latest performance, NET shares dropped by -10.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -41.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -51.94% 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 NET stock in for the last two-week period is set at 47.34, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.06, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.67 for Cloudflare Inc. [NET]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 60.96, while it was recorded at 60.72 for the last single week of trading, and 85.49 for the last 200 days.

Cloudflare Inc. [NET]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cloudflare Inc. [NET] shares currently have an operating margin of -22.58 and a Gross Margin at +77.59. Cloudflare Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -39.66.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -31.97, with Return on Assets sitting at -13.87.

Cloudflare Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.50 and a Current Ratio set at 5.50.

Insider trade positions for Cloudflare Inc. [NET]

There are presently around $14,446 million, or 88.70% of NET stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of NET stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 34,416,225, which is approximately 15.7% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BAILLIE GIFFORD & CO, holding 24,114,608 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.47 billion in NET stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $1.46 billion in NET stock with ownership of nearly 2.328% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Cloudflare Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 275 institutional holders increased their position in Cloudflare Inc. [NYSE:NET] by around 27,769,361 shares. Additionally, 328 investors decreased positions by around 33,498,224 shares, while 97 investors held positions by with 175,048,223 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 236,315,808 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. NET stock had 67 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,595,026 shares, while 154 institutional investors sold positions of 9,259,355 shares during the same period.

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