KeyBanc Capital Markets raised the price target for the Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) stock to “a Sector weight”. The rating was released on January 15, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on July 31, 2020 by BofA Securities that downgraded the stock from a Buy to a Neutral with a price target of $25 for DBX stock. The research report from Jefferies has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $28. The stock was initiated by Citigroup, who disclosed in a research note on May 15, 2020, to Buy and set the price objective to $27. In their research brief published March 26, 2020, Goldman analysts downgraded the Dropbox Inc. stock from Neutral to Sell with a price target of $17.
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Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.28 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.24, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.04, which implies that the company surprised the market by 16.70%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.3. This is an average of 10 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.32 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.28. According to 9 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $505.18M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $506M and a low estimate of $504.3M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) dipped -0.72% to close Thursday’s market session at $26.35, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $25.30 and $26.71 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 8832219 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 8.22 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.04% within the last five trades and 14.97% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 37.38% in the last 6 months and 5.95% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. DBX stock is trading at a margin of 4.58%, 9.68% and 21.80% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, DBX deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -6.99 percent below its 52-week high and 52.14 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 50.8. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Dropbox Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -14.50 percent and the profit margin is -13.40 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 78.30 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $10.72 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. Forward P/E stands at 18.38. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 5.60 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 32.53, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 3.80 percent of Dropbox Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 79.50 percent are held by financial institutions. Regan Timothy, the Chief Financial Officer at Dropbox Inc. (DBX) has sold 3,777 shares of firm on Mar 12 at a price of $25.95 against the total amount of $98013.0. In another inside trade, Volkmer Bart, Chief Legal Officer of Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ:DBX) sold 10,000 shares of the firm on Mar 11 for a total worth of $0.25 million at a price of $25.40. An inside trade which took place on Mar 10, Director of Dropbox Inc. MYLOD ROBERT J JR bought 100,000 shares of firm against total price of $2.46 million at the cost of $24.59 per share.