|Bid||127.76 x 2200|
|Ask||129.15 x 800|
|Day's Range||124.65 - 137.32|
|52 Week Range||52.01 - 159.97|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.58|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||162.59|
"We've been on a number of missions over the last 10 years, but what has been consistent are our core values," says Rob Bernshteyn, Coupa CEO.
(Bloomberg) -- Software companies fell on Friday, extending recent losses after results from Atlassian Corp. topped analyst forecasts yet failed to provide enough upside to assuage concerns over the group’s valuation.Atlassian shares dropped as much as 11% to their lowest level since May. The stock was on track for its third straight decline, as was Veeva Systems Inc., off 5.4%, and ServiceNow Inc., down 3.8%, which reports its own results next week. Coupa Software Inc. sank 8.4% in its fourth straight drop, a period over which it has shed more than 20% of its valuation. Twilio Inc. was down 4.5%. Alteryx Inc. was down 7.2% and Crowdstrike Holdings Inc. dropped 7.3%, heading for the eighth decline in the past nine sessions.A basket of high-multiple software stocks tracked by Goldman Sachs fell 5.7% in its fifth straight decline, hitting its lowest since March, while the Russell Midcap Technology Growth Index was down 2.2%.“When investors have lost conviction, it usually means the best strategy is to stay conservative until the coast is at least somewhat clear,” wrote Richard Davis, an analyst at Canaccord Genuity. “We are in that time in the cycle.”Davis has a buy rating on Atlassian, writing that it “fits the description of a safe harbor company.” However, he said the stock has a “high-ish valuation” and suggested that multiples could be hard to justify. “In this macro environment,” he wrote, “if anyone expected an over-sized guide up, they haven’t been paying attention.”Recent weakness in the sector included both Workday Inc. and Zoom Video Communications Inc. tumbling in the wake of their respective investor events, which underlined growth concerns.Atlassian’s results included a raised full-year revenue forecast, and Cowen wrote that this could ease broader concerns over the sector.This “was one of the more anticipated prints in software as a result of emerging macro concerns in the space and it being one of the first to report,” analyst J. Derrick Wood wrote. The “solid numbers & outlook, along with constructive commentary on stable demand conditions, should give investors greater comfort in the potential for stability in software spending.”To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jim SilverFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
LONDON, Oct. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Brexit deadline approaches, a new survey commissioned by Coupa Software (COUP), a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), revealed that, while the majority (96 per cent) of UK senior finance decision makers in large companies have been preparing for Brexit for the past year, the work to become post-Brexit ready is still an uphill battle. Respondents cited supplier relationships and spend visibility as top focus areas.
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Stocks started off the session with a bang, ripping higher on hopes of a partial trade deal with China. Cannabis stocks weren't among those rallying, though, as the industry was hammered on Thursday. Let's look at a few top stock trades. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)Shares of Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE:FCX) caught a decent rebound Thursday as UBS analysts said the stock is oversold and slapped a buy rating on the name.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsDespite the report, the charts do not look all that healthy for FCX. For starters, it made new 52-week lows on Wednesday. Second, it's below all of its major moving averages and retracement levels.Even on Thursday, the stock's rally is being cut down by the declining 20-day moving average. At this stage, FCX is the very definition of a "prove-it" stock. Let's see how it does with the 50-day moving average at $9.58 and the 78.6% retracement at $9.77. * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns Assuming these levels reject FCX, bulls will want to see the stock put in a higher low, potentially signaling that shares have bottomed. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 2: Coupa Software (COUP)Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) has been demonstrating some relative strength over the past few weeks. For that very reason, it was a red-to-green trade candidate for me on Thursday morning.We pulled the trigger -- tweeted here -- as the stock has now gone on to post strong gains on the day. It's over that troubling range resistance between $148 and $150, as bulls look to see if it's got enough juice in the tank to take out its highs at $156.16.Above that mark could fuel a further rally. On a pullback, let's see if $148 to $150 acts as support. Below it puts the 50-day moving average in play. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 3: Hexo (HEXO)There will be a lot of cannabis investors shaking their heads at Hexo (NASDAQ:HEXO) today.The company slashed its fourth-quarter revenue estimates and yanked its outlook for up to $400 million in full-year sales. It sparked a wave of selling throughout the industry, with many names down double-digit percentages and/or hitting new 52-week lows.Hexo stock is no exception, down 23% and hitting new lows as we speak. The announcement also comes about a week after the company's CFO resigned.This one is a no-touch from me, particularly below its December low of $3.02. Above that mark could spark a rebound back up to its prior channel (blue lines), but even then, prior channel support may very well act as resistance. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 4: Cronos Group (CRON)Down about 6.5%, Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON) is not getting hit as hard as many of its peers. The move in cannabis stocks comes just a day after we looked at Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC), warning investors of the precarious setup.Like CGC, Cronos has been making a series of lower lows and lower highs, a bearish technical development. However, it still has a significant level of support at ~$7.50, as well as channel support near current prices.Below $7.50 and the October 2018 low of $6.50 is on the table. If support holds and shares bounce, look for a test of the 20-day moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 5: Aphria (APHA)Aphria (NYSE:APHA) stock is down over 13% on the day, erasing all of its enormous post-earnings rally from August (and more).Below $5 should have bulls cautious and below $4.55 should have them worried. Below the latter and the December low of $3.75 is on the table. For it to look better on the long side, APHA needs to reclaim $5 and the 20-day moving average.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Super Boring Stocks to Buy With Super Safe Returns * 10 Winning Stocks to Buy and Stick With for the Long Haul * Don't Give Up on These 4 Cannabis Stocks The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Friday: FCX, COUP, Cannabis appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amid expectations that a new a business-to-business payment product will be a critical long-term hit, Coupa Software's relative strength is holding up as many software stocks get hammered.
Coupa stock popped on Tuesday, but then retreated amid a broad sell off in technology companies as one analyst raised his revenue and billings estimates for fiscal 2020.
While Nasdaq is well known for [its stock] exchange, the company is in the middle of a strategic pivot, growing its nontransaction revenue to over 70% of overall revenue. Nasdaq is the only major exchange in the U.S. providing comprehensive technology solutions, including trading capabilities, to capital-markets players like exchanges and clearinghouses, as well as pari-mutuel betting solutions to non-capital-market players like horse racing operators and the Football Index. Nasdaq has many proprietary assets that have very high barriers to entry and can ride on a secular growth trend.
COUPA SOFTWARE (COUP) has been upgraded to a Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy), reflecting growing optimism about the company's earnings prospects. This might drive the stock higher in the near term.
Even the best software stocks can get beat up as bearish investors pounce on stock market volatility. High-revenue-growth companies specializing in software-as-a-service may outperform.
The Russell 2000 index, the benchmark for small-cap investing, is officially in correction. The index is down 14% from its 52-week high point. At the same time, the S&P 500 is only 4% down, making an odd juxtaposition that signals investors are reluctant to back smaller companies. Tavis McCourt, of Raymond James, describes the current market environment as “a classic liquidity premium, and noticeable in all recent periods of global economic fear.”Aside from the economic implications, this situation makes it all too easy to miss some fine investments among the smaller tech firms. We’ll take a look here at three small-cap tech companies from the TipRanks Stock Screener, that merit close attention from investors. Two have shown sustained gains, and the third has shown a recent jump after strong earnings. All three offer innovative products in the cloud computing industry. Okta, Inc. (OKTA)Okta went public just two years ago, in 2017, and has since reached a market cap of $14.6 billion. The company specialized in identity and access management, offering cloud-based solution for managing user authentication and identity controls. Earlier this year, Okta boasted over 100 million registered users on its networks. Since going public, OKTA shares have appreciated steadily, and the stock is now trading at over 5 times its initial value.All of that makes OKTA a compelling buy. Cowen’s Nick Yako lays out a vigorously bullish case for this fast-growing tech company. He writes, “Large enterprise adoption remains a key driver for the company. OKTA continues to add customers at a healthy clip, adding 450 net new customers in the quarter… The company also continues to have success growing its enterprise customer base, which it defines as customers with average contract value (ACV) of $100K+. Moreover, OKTA added 80 new enterprise customers in the quarter, as large customer growth once again outpaced overall customer growth.” His price target, $150, suggests room for 23% more growth.Needham analyst Alex Henderson agrees that OKTA is a strong buy and a growth case. While he does not set a price target, he does say, “Expect 31-34% growth for the October quarter, which leaves plenty of room for upside.”Okta’s analyst consensus rating is a Moderate Buy, derived from 8 buys and 4 holds. OKTA shares are selling for $121, and the average price target of $141 suggests a 16.8% upside. Coupa Software, Inc. (COUP)Coupa has quickly positioned itself as a leader in Business Spend Management, offering cloud software that permits managers to track and control the money and resources companies spend. It’s a niche market, but one with true potential, as Coupa offers a service that every business absolutely needs. The company’s growth tells the tale: in the last three years, COUP has climbed from $29 per share to $146. Even the market correction in the second half of 2018 did not seriously derail Coupa’s upward trajectory.Writing from Oppenheimer, 5-star analyst Koji Ikeda notes “the strong momentum the business is displaying will likely continue in the future unabated, and with Pay generating strong initial interest, more "good results" are on the way.” Ikeda also appreciated that the company has recently raised its growth outlook. In turn, he raised his price target by 6.25%, to $170, suggesting an upside potential of 14%.RBC Capital’s Alex Zukin is also bullish on Coup, giving the stock a $165 target and 11% upside. He says, “The company's best-in-class position in application platform, along with a large networked user/supplier community make it a legitimate market standard... We believe that Coupa Software has a long runway toward sustaining growth rate of over 30% and meaningful near-term upside potential.”Overall, COUP shares hold a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus. This rating is based on 10 buys and 4 holds given in the past three months. The average price target of $157 implies a 5.7% upside premium from the share price of $148. Box, Inc. (BOX)Of the stocks in this list, BOX carries the highest risk. Box is another cloud software company, offering content management and file sharing as its specialty. The company has been volatile in the past year, and operates at a loss, but the Q2 earnings report showed spots of good news. Revenues, at $172.5 million, were well above the $169.5 million forecast, up 20% year-over-year. The guidance for the current quarter was set at $174 to $175 million – far above the $73.6 expected. Full-year revenue guidance is also bullish, at $690+ million.Company CEO Aaron Levie said in the earnings call, “With the combination of a large installed base of enterprise customers, strong product roadmap and advanced capabilities and focus on improved sales productivity, we feel confident in our ability to capitalize on the opportunities ahead.” His optimism was shared by investors, and BOX shares have gained 23% since the quarterly report.It’s a bullish picture, but Chad Bennett of Craig-Hallum set out the bear case: “The time has come for material changes in leadership… Box is potentially an activist investor's dream, but five of the nine board members being founders or venture capitalizes presents a bit of a roadblock.” Bennett says to Hold this stock, with a price target of $15.Well Fargo analyst Philip Winslow makes the case for the bulls. His $20 price target implies an upside of 14% for the stock, and explains, “We see two primary avenues to potentially unlock shareholder value, namely growth versus margin and M&A.”Overall, BOX has a Moderate Buy from the analyst consensus, based on 4 buys and 3 holds. Shares are continuing to gain, and the price is up to $17.41 after the bullish quarterly report, slightly above the $17 average price target.Visit TipRanks Trending Stocks page to find Wall Street's best-rated stocks right now.
Winning stocks will often provide multiple opportunities for swing trading profit. That was the case with a recent move in Coupa stock ahead of earnings.
The stock market jumped past resistance this week on new China trade talks, signaling a new bullish direction. Lululemon, Coupa Software and Copart broke out on earnings.
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