Does Wall Street Rate Cushman & Wakefield plc (CWK) Shares A Buy?


As of Friday close, Cushman & Wakefield plc’s (NYSE:CWK) stock was down -$0.1, moving down -0.94 percent to $10.55. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,713,180 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.03 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,485,045, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,195,218.

Since last month, CWK stock retreated -29.38%. Shares of the company fell to $10.23 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $21.22 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $10.04. Since the beginning of this year, CWK’s stock price has dropped by -15.33% or -$1.91, and marked a new high 10 times. However, the stock has declined by -50.28% since its 52-week high.

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CWK stock investors should be aware that Cushman & Wakefield plc (CWK) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 278 days ago on Jun 13. MACKAY MICHELLE, the of the company, purchased of 3,500 shares for $14.64 on Jun 13. It resulted in a $51,240 investment by the insider. Robinson Nathaniel sold 15,231 shares at an average price of $17.58 on Jun 03. The insider now owns 22,580 shares following the transaction. On May 31, 10% Owner TPG GP A, LLC sold 2,920,717 shares at $18.39 apiece. The transaction was valued at $53,697,382.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Cushman & Wakefield plc (CWK) has a P/E ratio of about 12.25. The stock’s beta is 1.38. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.43.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, Cushman & Wakefield plc’s quick ratio stood at 1.20, while its current ratio was 1.20, 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 September 29 was 1.93, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.96. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 19.30% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 5.30%. Based on annual data, CWK earned $1.95 billion in gross profit and brought in $10.11 billion 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 8.00%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 12.30%.

In Cushman & Wakefield plc’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $3.21 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CWK’s revenue fell -8.94% to $2.52 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.65 billion. While analysts expected Cushman & Wakefield plc to report $0.54 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.43 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -20.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $177.4 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Cushman & Wakefield plc were 6.29 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.59 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $225.8 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Cushman & Wakefield plc’s (CWK) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 21.32%, the RSI 9-day stood at 13.20% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Cushman & Wakefield plc price is down by -8.89% percent or -$1.03. At present, CWK shares trade -25.91% below its 20-day simple moving average and -8.18% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -20.56% below its SMA50 and -43.49% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 12.80% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.45%, while ATR was 0.52. Given the Stochastic reading of 11.15% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 21.01%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.77, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.25.

Analyst Ratings

Cushman & Wakefield plc downgraded its rating on Cushman & Wakefield plc (NYSE: CWK) to a Peer perform in a note to investors on February 01, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.Cushman & Wakefield plc (CWK) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, CWK is a sell, and 4 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Cushman & Wakefield plc stock as buy, with 5 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $15.25, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $14.25 – $23.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Cushman & Wakefield plc (CWK) will achieve an average price target of $16.96.


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