Wedbush raised the price target for the C3.ai Inc. (NYSE:AI) stock to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on January 04, 2021. The research report from Needham has initiated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $193. The stock was initiated by Morgan Stanley, who disclosed in a research note on January 04, 2021, to Underweight and set the price objective to $100.
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 -$0.13 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of -$0.16, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.03, which implies that the company surprised the market by 18.80%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Apr 2021) is -$0.26. This is an average of 10 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is -$0.18 and the low earnings per share estimate is -$0.39. According to 9 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $50.6M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $51.23M and a low estimate of $50M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of C3.ai Inc. (NYSE:AI) raised 0.98% to close Thursday’s market session at $67.16, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $64.80 and $70.33 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 4330568 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 4.17 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 0.99% within the last five trades and -4.75% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. AI stock is trading at a margin of 3.73%, -26.36% and -39.78% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, AI deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading -63.48 percent below its 52-week high and 14.22 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 null. 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 C3.ai 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 -38.60 percent and the profit margin is -36.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 75.50 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 $6.75 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 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 39.10 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 6.31, 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, 14.30 percent of C3.ai Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 44.70 percent are held by financial institutions. Sastry Shankar, the Director at C3.ai Inc. (AI) has sold 50,000 shares of firm on Apr 14 at a price of $69.41 against the total amount of $3.47 million. In another inside trade, TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advis, 10% Owner of C3.ai Inc. (NYSE:AI) sold 600,000 shares of the firm on Mar 22 for a total worth of $45.64 million at a price of $76.06. An inside trade which took place on Mar 17, Chief Executive Officer of C3.ai Inc. SIEBEL THOMAS M sold 27,819 shares of firm against total price of $2.26 million at the cost of $81.35 per share.