CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) Shares: Are They Risky Or Cheap?

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWD) finished Wednesday with an addition of $17.7 to close at $270.44, an upside of 7.00 percent. An average of 2,491,500 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $22.24 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,783,240 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,682,104.

CRWD stock has increased by 5.11% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $235.63 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/30/21, shares of the company touched a low of $118.10 and a high of $289.24 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -6.50% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

10 days have passed since CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) last reported insider trading activity. Black Colin, who is CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, most recently acquired $25,000 shares at $240.85 per share on Oct 04. In this transaction, the insider spent $6,021,293. Director, Watzinger Gerhard, disposed of 5,000 shares at a price of $246.07 on Oct 01. The insider now owns more than $1,230,350 worth of shares. Prior to that, PLEASE SEE REMARKS Henry Shawn went on to Sale 4,500 shares at $243.06 each on Sep 28. An amount of $1,093,781 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.20 for the broader industry and 37.24 for the sector. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 55.31, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 67.78, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 165.33.

The quick ratio of CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. for the three months ended July 30 was 2.00, and the current ratio was 2.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.82 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.82 for the quarter ending July 30. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 73.90% against a 5-year average of 59.8%. CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending July 30 is -4.67%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at -10.40%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $644.89 million compared to revenue of $874.44 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s return on assets was -7.10%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.34 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $337.69 million in the quarter, while revenues of -$128.1 million were grew 47.27%. The analyst consensus anticipated CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.09 per share, but it turned out to be $0.11, a 22.20% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$5.27 million. Shareholders own equity worth $228.19 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 67.81%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 46.39%.

As of today, CRWD’s price is $252.48 +8.96% or $22.24 from its 5-day moving average. CRWD is currently trading +4.19% higher than its 20-day SMA and +28.41% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +6.33% above the SMA50 and +27.24% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 62.13% and 46.90%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 9.95. With the 14-day stochastic at 96.24% and the average true range at 9.66, the RSI (14) stands at 61.03%. The stock has reached 6.55 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 6.85.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman downgraded CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWD) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Buy.The consensus rating for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell CRWD, while 2 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 2 analysts, while 20 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is CRWD’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $264.00 and $340.00, with a median target of $311.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) stock is $311.63.


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