How Should Investors View Anaplan Inc. (PLAN) Insider Trading?

At the last check on Friday, Anaplan Inc.’s (NYSE:PLAN) stock was down -$0.19, moving down -0.30 percent to $63.94. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,210,315 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.47 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 5,931,684, while in the previous 50 days, it was 9,356,352.


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Since last month, PLAN stock retreated -1.61%. Shares of the company fell to $63.49 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $70.25 was reached on 05/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $39.92. Since the beginning of this year, PLAN’s stock price has risen by 39.87% or $18.07, and marked a new high 19 times. However, the stock has declined by -8.98% since its 52-week high.

Anaplan Inc. (PLAN) last reported insider trading activity 56 days ago on Mar 18. CALDERONI FRANK, the Chairman and CEO of the company, disposed of 60,000 shares for $50.03 on Mar 18. It resulted in a $3,001,824 divestment by the insider. Mehta Vikas D sold 11,441 shares at an average price of $45.94 on Mar 11. The insider now owns 39,427 shares following the transaction. On Mar 11, Chief Revenue Officer Schuh William sold 5,037 shares at $45.94 apiece. The transaction was valued at $231,375.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.77. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 16.35, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 36.23.

Financial Health

In the three months ended January 30, Anaplan Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.10, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending January 30 was 0.03, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.05. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 73.60% percent. In the year ended January 30, operating margins totaled -33.90%. Based on annual data, PLAN earned $435.83 million in gross profit and brought in $592.18 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -71.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -77.40%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PLAN’s revenue rose 26.05% to $144.32 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $155.35 million. While analysts expected Anaplan Inc. to report -$0.1 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.11 per share. During the quarter, the company generated -$32.65 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Anaplan Inc. were 569.93 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended January 30, and its total debt was $50.76 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $150.2 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Anaplan Inc.’s (PLAN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 5.60%, the RSI 9-day stood at 29.99% on 12 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Anaplan Inc. price is down by -2.26% percent or -$1.47. At present, PLAN shares trade -2.02% below its 20-day simple moving average and +45.76% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +30.44% above its SMA50 and +11.90% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 15.67% and Stochastic coefficient D was 15.04%, while ATR was 0.49. Given the Stochastic reading of 17.93% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 49.87%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.77, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.79.

Analyst Ratings

Wolfe Research reiterated its an Outperform rating on Anaplan Inc. (NYSE: PLAN) in a note to investors. The analysts firm has however raised their price target to $60, representing a possible -27.88% increase in the stock price. Anaplan Inc. (PLAN) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, PLAN is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Anaplan Inc. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $66.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $52.00 – $70.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Anaplan Inc. (PLAN) will achieve an average price target of $64.71.

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