Robert W. Baird lifts Salesforce Inc. [CRM] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Salesforce Inc. [NYSE: CRM] traded at a high on 01/03/23, posting a 1.65 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $134.78. The company report on December 15, 2022 that Casey’s Delivers More Personalized Customer Experiences with Salesforce.


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By consolidating fragmented technologies and moving to Salesforce, Casey’s has increased customer engagement and automation, activating more marketing with less spend.

Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Casey’s General Stores, Inc., the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States, has experienced increased revenue and engagement with its customer base with the help of Salesforce technology. Salesforce has assisted Casey’s in sending over 1 billion marketing messages to their more than 5.5 million Rewards loyalty members this year.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 8087774 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Salesforce Inc. stands at 2.58% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.08%.

The market cap for CRM stock reached $134.73 billion, with 997.00 million shares outstanding and 967.51 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.80M shares, CRM reached a trading volume of 8087774 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Salesforce Inc. [CRM]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CRM shares is $194.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CRM stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Salesforce Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on December 08, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on December 02, 2022, representing the official price target for Salesforce Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Salesforce Inc. is set at 4.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for CRM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.26, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.92. Price to Free Cash Flow for CRM in the course of the last twelve months was 24.24 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.10.

How has CRM stock performed recently?

Salesforce Inc. [CRM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.13. With this latest performance, CRM shares dropped by -8.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -21.73% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -46.96% 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 CRM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 48.11, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.80, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.87 for Salesforce Inc. [CRM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 144.64, while it was recorded at 131.81 for the last single week of trading, and 166.43 for the last 200 days.

Salesforce Inc. [CRM]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Salesforce Inc. [CRM] shares currently have an operating margin of +2.07 and a Gross Margin at +65.65. Salesforce Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +5.45.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 2.90, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.75.

Salesforce Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.

Earnings analysis for Salesforce Inc. [CRM]

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 CRM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Salesforce Inc. go to 15.42%.

Insider trade positions for Salesforce Inc. [CRM]

There are presently around $102,827 million, or 79.50% of CRM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CRM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 80,449,523, which is approximately 1.391% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 68,810,159 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $9.27 billion in CRM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $6.04 billion in CRM stock with ownership of nearly 1.324% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Salesforce Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 996 institutional holders increased their position in Salesforce Inc. [NYSE:CRM] by around 49,439,677 shares. Additionally, 1,018 investors decreased positions by around 52,181,167 shares, while 207 investors held positions by with 661,301,343 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 762,922,187 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CRM stock had 117 new institutional investments in for a total of 12,603,982 shares, while 164 institutional investors sold positions of 4,373,342 shares during the same period.

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