Oppenheimer Trims ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) Target Price to $505.00

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOWGet Rating) had its price objective cut by analysts at Oppenheimer from $600.00 to $505.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday, The Fly reports. The brokerage presently has a “maintains” rating on the information technology services provider’s stock. Oppenheimer’s target price indicates a potential upside of 13.06% from the stock’s current price.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on ServiceNow from $800.00 to $700.00 in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Truist Financial reduced their target price on ServiceNow from $700.00 to $600.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 10th. TheStreet lowered ServiceNow from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 26th. Sanford C. Bernstein assumed coverage on ServiceNow in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $646.00 price target for the company. Finally, Cowen dropped their price target on ServiceNow from $695.00 to $590.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twenty-one have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $589.90.

ServiceNow Trading Up 2.3 %

Shares of NOW stock opened at $446.66 on Thursday. ServiceNow has a 12-month low of $406.47 and a 12-month high of $707.60. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $463.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $505.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $89.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 406.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 8.94 and a beta of 1.03.

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOWGet Rating) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The information technology services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.09. ServiceNow had a return on equity of 8.66% and a net margin of 3.56%. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.76 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 24.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that ServiceNow will post 1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Activity at ServiceNow

In related news, COO Chirantan Jitendra Desai sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $477.52, for a total value of $3,342,640.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 38,980 shares in the company, valued at $18,613,729.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, insider Paul John Smith sold 125 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $446.04, for a total value of $55,755.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 1,446 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $644,973.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, COO Chirantan Jitendra Desai sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $477.52, for a total transaction of $3,342,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 38,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $18,613,729.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 16,150 shares of company stock worth $7,804,261. Company insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On ServiceNow

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NOW. Chilton Capital Management LLC bought a new position in ServiceNow in the fourth quarter worth approximately $25,000. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora acquired a new position in shares of ServiceNow during the first quarter worth $28,000. High Net Worth Advisory Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of ServiceNow during the first quarter worth $29,000. AHL Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of ServiceNow during the fourth quarter worth $35,000. Finally, Lee Financial Co increased its position in shares of ServiceNow by 671.4% during the fourth quarter. Lee Financial Co now owns 54 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after purchasing an additional 47 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 87.20% of the company’s stock.

About ServiceNow

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ServiceNow, Inc provides enterprise cloud computing solutions that defines, structures, consolidates, manages, and automates services for enterprises worldwide. It operates the Now platform for workflow automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotic process automation, performance analytics, electronic service catalogs and portals, configuration management systems, data benchmarking, encryption, and collaboration and development tools.

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