How Analysts Feel About Zscaler Inc. (ZS)?

As of Friday close, Zscaler Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ZS) stock was up $1.43, moving up 0.88 percent to $163.42. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,036,200 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $8.36 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,970,335, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,323,864.

Since last month, ZS stock retreated -2.40%. Shares of the company fell to $140.72 on 07/26/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $376.11 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $125.12. Since the beginning of this year, ZS’s stock price has dropped by -49.14% or -$157.91, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -56.55% since its 52-week high.

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Zscaler Inc. (ZS) last reported insider trading activity 46 days ago on Jun 21. Schlossman Robert, the Chief Legal Officer of the company, disposed of 239 shares for $150.00 on Jun 21. It resulted in a $35,850 divestment by the insider. Sinha Amit sold 9,975 shares at an average price of $136.67 on Jun 16. The insider now owns 266,124 shares following the transaction. On Jun 16, Chief Financial Officer CANESSA REMO sold 5,010 shares at $136.67 apiece. The transaction was valued at $684,708.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.04. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 22.92, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 43.46, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 110.34 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended April 29, Zscaler Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 2.20, while its current ratio was 2.20, 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 April 29 was 1.80, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.80. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 77.40% percent. In the year ended April 29, EBITDA margin amounted to -16.25%, whereas operating margins totaled -32.20%. Based on annual data, ZS earned $522.78 million in gross profit and brought in $673.1 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 -14.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -70.20%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ZS’s revenue rose 50.29% to $255.56 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $286.81 million. While analysts expected Zscaler Inc. to report $0.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.17 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 54.50%. During the quarter, the company generated -$42.28 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Zscaler Inc. were 1.99 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended April 29, and its total debt was $1.01 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $141.86 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Zscaler Inc.’s (ZS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 72.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.48% on 05 August.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Zscaler Inc. price is up by +5.39% percent or $8.36. At present, ZS shares trade -2.08% below its 20-day simple moving average and -13.78% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +27.86% above its SMA50 and -45.17% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 82.24% and Stochastic coefficient D was 74.33%, while ATR was 8.62. Given the Stochastic reading of 81.71% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 55.08%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 7.93, while the 14-day reading stands at 6.41.

Analyst Ratings

Zscaler Inc. downgraded its rating on Zscaler Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS) to a Neutral in a note to investors on July 26, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Zscaler Inc. (ZS) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, ZS is a sell, and 5 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Zscaler Inc. stock as buy, with 23 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $200.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $150.00 – $310.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Zscaler Inc. (ZS) will achieve an average price target of $203.46.


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