SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Moderate Buy” by Analysts

Shares of SAP SE (NYSE:SAPGet Free Report) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the eight ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $220.20.

A number of research firms have recently commented on SAP. JMP Securities increased their target price on SAP from $204.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a “market outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. Barclays cut their target price on SAP from $212.00 to $210.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th. BMO Capital Markets raised SAP from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $218.00 to $237.00 in a research note on Friday, June 28th. StockNews.com cut SAP from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, KeyCorp began coverage on SAP in a research report on Thursday, March 21st. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Northwest Investment Counselors LLC bought a new position in shares of SAP in the first quarter worth about $25,000. LRI Investments LLC bought a new position in shares of SAP in the first quarter worth about $25,000. Sunbelt Securities Inc. bought a new position in shares of SAP in the first quarter worth about $29,000. Wetzel Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of SAP in the fourth quarter worth about $31,000. Finally, Adirondack Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of SAP by 121.1% in the fourth quarter. Adirondack Trust Co. now owns 199 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $31,000 after buying an additional 109 shares during the period.

SAP Stock Performance

SAP opened at $205.94 on Friday. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $191.50 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $182.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. SAP has a 12-month low of $126.75 and a 12-month high of $206.08.

SAP (NYSE:SAPGet Free Report) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 22nd. The software maker reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by ($0.06). SAP had a return on equity of 9.79% and a net margin of 15.76%. The company had revenue of $8.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.73 billion. Equities research analysts expect that SAP will post 4.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SAP Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 17th were issued a $2.3852 dividend. This is an increase from SAP’s previous annual dividend of $2.19. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 16th. This represents a yield of 0.9%. SAP’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.53%.

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SAP SE, together with its subsidiaries, provides applications, technology, and services worldwide. It offers SAP S/4HANA that provides software capabilities for finance, risk and project management, procurement, manufacturing, supply chain and asset management, and research and development; SAP SuccessFactors solutions for human resources, including HR and payroll, talent and employee experience management, and people and workforce analytics; and spend management solutions that covers direct and indirect spend, travel and expense, and external workforce management.

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