Duck Creek Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:DCT) does about 1.12M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 2119396 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 2.58B USD. Its current market price is $19.03, remained unchanged the previous close of $19.03. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $26.52 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $10.04. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $19.07 and a low of $19.02.
Duck Creek Technologies Inc. (DCT) has a 20-day trading average at $15.40 and the current price is -28.24% off the 52-week high compared with 89.53% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $12.98 and its 200-day simple moving average is $14.20. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 0.36%, which increases to 3.56% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 82.87 to suggest the stock is overbought.
9 analysts observing the Duck Creek Technologies Inc. (DCT) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $12.00 and $22.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $16.00, suggesting that the stock has a potential downside of -18.94% over the period. The median price target is -0.16% away from the current levels at $19.00.
FactSet Research has provided data showing that 9 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 0 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 0 advise that it is a overweight. 1 analysts have rated it as a buy and 8 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Hold and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Moderate Buy the stock.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on January 04, 2023 when BofA Securities downgraded the stock to “Underperform” and issued a price target of between $16 and $11. RBC Capital Mkts downgraded its price target at $18-$14.
The current price level is 26.58%, 48.54%, and 34.07% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the DCT price moving below the 50-day SMA on January 23. Duck Creek Technologies Inc. (DCT) stock is down -0.16% over the week and 64.48% over the past month. Its price is 57.93% year-to-date and -24.90% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 8/30/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $0.03 above consensus estimates by $0.01. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 04/03/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $0 and $0.12 for whole year. DCT’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 9.10% this year and 50.00% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $81.76 million, which analysts say will come at $331.79 million for the current fiscal year and next year at $369.05 million. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $76.57 million.
Its 12-month price target is $19.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to shrink -18.94 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $12.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $22.00.
Outstanding shares total 132.75M with insiders holding 26.98% of the shares and institutional holders owning 78.00% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of -0.90% and return on equity of -1.90%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 98.60. Price to book ratio is 3.45 and price to sales ratio is 8.32.
Virtus KAR Small Cap Growth Fund isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Brown Capital Management – Small, which sold off 15244.0 shares to end up with 3,789,331 shares worth $45.66 million. Fidelity Funds SICAV – Global Tec raise their holdings by 37.33% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.30% position in Duck Creek Technologies Inc. thanks to 3.06 million shares amounting to $36.83 million.