NOW - ServiceNow, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
259.96
+6.11 (+2.41%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close253.85
Open255.50
Bid259.94 x 1100
Ask260.00 x 1000
Day's Range254.29 - 260.04
52 Week Range147.63 - 303.17
Volume2,129,215
Avg. Volume2,224,729
Market Cap49.028B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.29
PE Ratio (TTM)1,452.29
EPS (TTM)0.18
Earnings DateJan 28, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est300.94
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    One thing is clear: investors are constantly searching for serious growth names. These aren’t any old stocks with blink-and-you’ll-miss-it growth narratives. We’re talking about stocks in it for the long-haul, poised to climb higher and deliver returns in the years to come. For investors that have settled on this strategy, what’s the best way to find these tickers with growth prospects that go above and beyond? Our suggestion: make use of TipRanks. The platform’s Stock Screener tool simplified our research process by allowing us to filter our search results by analyst consensus and upside potential from the current share price. To this end, we were able to pinpoint 3 stocks primed for substantial long-term gains.With this in mind, let’s get started.Equinix, Inc. (EQIX) Equinix is best-known for being the world’s largest data center and colocation provider, with its products enabling speedy application performance and low latency. On the heels of its third quarter earnings, several members of the Street are backing EQIX, which is already up 56% year-to-date.To kick off the release, the company reported that gross bookings were the highest ever for a third quarter and the second-highest overall. Not to mention EQIX is ahead of its competitors as it boasts 356,000 customer cross-connections, which includes 20,000 virtual connections. If that wasn’t enough, EQIX’s hybrid cloud growth is accelerating due to its recent shift to cloud trends. This resulted in the enterprise segment making up 60% of bookings.Oppenheimer’s Timothy Horan also points out that while there had been some concern regarding the recently announced Digital Realty (DLR) and InterXion (INXN) merger, it makes EQIX “well-positioned as the only pure-play interconnectivity focused data center”. He notes that as its competitors undergo a complicated integration, there will be a window to take market share. All of this prompted the five-star analyst to not only keep a Buy rating but also to bump up the price target to $650. At this new target, shares could rise 18% over the next twelve months. (To watch Horan’s track record, click here)      Similarly, other Wall Street analysts take a bullish approach when it comes to EQIX. 12 Buys and 1 Hold assigned in the last three months give it a ‘Strong Buy’ consensus. Its $611 average price target indicates 11% upside potential. (See Equinix stock analysis on TipRanks) ServiceNow, Inc. (NOW) Originally an IT service automation tool, ServiceNow has become one of the top providers of cloud-based solutions that tracks service issues within businesses as they come up. With shares moving 46% higher year-to-date, Wall Street has its eyes on NOW.Despite facing foreign exchange (FX) headwinds, the company posted a beat in terms of EPS, subscription billings as well as subscription revenue, which is up 33% year-over-year. Its guidance for fiscal Q4 2019 was also generally better than analysts expected. Most notably, management addressed the misinformation circling around the Street. Incoming CEO Bill McDermott tells investors that the current situation is much brighter than some may think, citing its “pristine” platform and “amazing” organic growth story. Its CFO search is in fact coming to a conclusion, with a decision expected soon. There also hasn’t been a change to employee attribution rates as 97 out of the top 100 sales staff are staying put. This helped reaffirm Macquarie analyst Sarah Hindlian’s conclusion that NOW is still a Buy. “We are highly confident in ServiceNow’s global strategic positioning and believe an opportunity for entry exists,” she commented. As a result, the four-star analyst attached an increased price target of $336 to her bullish call. This updated target conveys her confidence in NOW’s ability to jump 29% in the next twelve months. (To watch Hindlian’s track record, click here) Like Hindlian, the rest of the Street is impressed. NOW is a ‘Strong Buy’ based on the 18 Buy ratings and 2 Holds issued in the last three months. In addition, its $229 average price target brings the upside potential to 15%. (See ServiceNow stock analysis on TipRanks) The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (EL)The global makeup and beauty name has taken some heat recently thanks to a fiscal 2020 outlook reset. That being said, one analyst believes that EL’s growth narrative remains strong, with further gains on top of its already achieved 47% year-to-date growth expected.Part of the concern is related to EL’s 100 basis point reduction in its guidance for global beauty market growth as a whole. This has been blamed on U.S. makeup weakness, as well as some deceleration in China and the travel retail space. However, Evercore ISI analyst Robert Ottenstein argues that EL has a lot more going for it than the Street realizes. “China actually accelerated (as did the broader Asia-Pacific corridor) supporting the view argued in our initiation, that growth from China will remain stronger for longer than investors appreciate,” he explained.Ottenstein adds that foundation, or makeup applied to the skin for a more natural look, drove the 4% net makeup sales increase, with skincare sales also ramping up. This is important as skincare margins are 4x higher than makeup and foundations maintain the highest consumer loyalty compared to all other types of makeup. Bearing this in mind, the analyst reiterated his bullish call and $230 price target, suggesting shares could surge 20% over the next twelve month period. (To watch Ottenstein’s track record, click here) Looking at the consensus breakdown, 8 Buy ratings vs 3 Holds add up to a ‘Moderate Buy’ analyst consensus. On top of this, its $218 average price target puts the potential twelve-month gain at 14%. (See Estée Lauder stock analysis on TipRanks)

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    For fresh investing ideas, we suggest taking a cue from Wall Street. Recommendations from the Street’s pros can provide a source of inspiration, as analysts often have in-depth knowledge of the industries they cover. That being said, not all analysts have the same track record, with some demonstrating a much stronger ability to generate returns with their ratings and price targets.Taking this into consideration, we turned to TipRanks’ top rated analyst, Canaccord's Richard Davis. According to TipRanks’ algorithm which calculates the average return of each rating as well as overall success rate, the tech sector analyst was the best performer out of 5,583 total analysts. With an 82% success rate and a 44% average return per rating, it’s clear that his calls demand attention.With this in mind, we wanted to take a closer look at the five-star analyst’s top picks in the software space. Not only does the upside potential of each exceed 20%, but all of the stocks have earned a ‘Strong Buy’ consensus based on all of the ratings published over the last three months. Let’s dive right in.ServiceNow (NOW)ServiceNow is a cloud computing company that wants to make it easier to get work done with its software solutions. Even though Davis expects a rough next quarter or two from NOW, the analyst believes that the tech stock still represents a compelling investment.His bullish thesis lies in part with the company’s commitment to achieve both near and long-term financial targets. Incoming CEO Bill McDermott stated that there hasn’t been a change in demand and activity as a result of macro conditions, and thus the company is still on track to meet its goals. Not to mention the public sector has been welcoming the cloud with open arms. In its most recent quarter, NOW signed thirteen contracts that have average contract value of more than $1 million with the U.S. federal government. This is up from the five deals it signed one year ago.While acknowledging the concerns surrounding employee attribution, the five-star analyst calls fears “overblown.” Out of NOW’s top 100 sales representatives, the company has only lost three. It should also be noted that company-wide employee retention rates rival that of other industry leaders.Based on all of the above factors, Davis tells investors to stay onboard. The analyst adds, “If you don’t own NOW, you should be happy because you just walked into the store and found your favorite item on an unexpected sale – we’d use what is likely to be an up and down stock price to build out a full position through year end”. Bearing this in mind, he kept his Buy rating while lowering the price target from $315 to $285. Even with this reduction, Davis sees 18% upside potential in store.In general, other Wall Street analysts take a bullish approach when it comes to NOW. 16 Buy ratings compared to 2 Holds assigned in the last three months give it a ‘Strong Buy’ analyst consensus. Additionally, its $300 average price target puts the upside potential at 21%. (See ServiceNow stock analysis on TipRanks)Smartsheet (SMAR)With Davis calling Smartsheet “one of the best positioned and executing firms that we follow," this software company is definitely on our radar.Smartsheet offers its customers a software platform for the workplace, with this solution allowing teams to work more effectively and improve overall outcomes. While the company provides solid products, the project management space is overcrowded with competitors. That being said, Davis highlights SMAR as a standout based on the fact that its software does exactly what it’s supposed to do.“Smartsheet makes the buying, pricing and expansion process comfortable. When you combine passionate customers with technical prowess and pleasant buying experience, you have the ingredients for a long runway of growth,” the analyst commented.Davis argues that the key to successfully navigating a competitive industry is to continue to innovate, get scale as well as meet the needs of current customers, all three of which the analyst says SMAR is doing. The company has kept customers excited by adding new features including conditional logic enhancements, cut and copy widgets, new ways to filter, multiple select drop down lists and several others. Based on the company’s 134% customer retention, its users are liking what they’re seeing.Like Davis, the rest of the Street has high hopes for SMAR. With 8 Buy ratings and 1 Hold received in the last three months, the message is clear: the software stock is a "Strong Buy." At an average price target of $50.44, the potential twelve month gain lands at 24%. (See Smartsheet stock analysis on TipRanks)Upland Software (UPLD)While it’s yet another player in the workplace software space, Davis thinks Upland stands to become a disruptrive player in the sector thanks to its recent acquisition.On October 6, UPLD announced that it was set to buy Altify for $84 million. Altify is a customer revenue optimization platform that is built natively on Salesforce. It was designed to improve sales execution by solving account management problems and by meeting sales process optimization needs. According to the analyst, Altify complements UPLD’s existing product offerings as well as provides a new customer base for the company to sell to.With this purchase representing UPLD’s fifth acquisition in just the last six months, the company could see major gains driven by these expansion efforts. However, all of this M&A activity does pose risk in terms of integration. Nonetheless, the five-star analyst cites the company’s strong management team and well-practiced method for executing integrations as mitigating some of these concerns.“If we assume that investors are willing to pay a mid-teens EBITDA multiple for Upland's combination of gradually improving organic growth, reliable and accretive M&A, and high margins, we continue to believe that the stock should push through $50 in the next year,” Davis explained.As the current share price is $38.04, Davis’ price target of $55 suggests shares could climb 45% higher over the next twelve months.With only bullish calls issued in the last three months, the word on the Street is that UPLD is a "Strong Buy." Adding to the good news, its $55 average price target indicates the highest upside potential on our list, 43.53% to be exact. 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    (Bloomberg) -- ServiceNow Inc. incoming Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott promised to transform the growing software maker into a “global juggernaut” as he works to convince investors he’s the right man for the job.“I wanted at this stage in my career a company that was in the early stage of its growth pattern and help them go to the next phase, to truly become one of the most admired software brands in the world,” McDermott, who stepped down earlier this month as CEO of German software giant SAP SE, said Wednesday in an interview. “The company is on a roll. I’m going to fortify that and continue that. The experience of what I know and I’ve seen will be incredibly helpful to ServiceNow. This company will be a global juggernaut.”ServiceNow has long promised to organize tedious parts of office life, like setting up a help desk for IT operations and bringing on board new employees. The company has expanded into new markets, such as human resources, to maintain an annual sales growth rate of at least 35%, which it has achieved since going public in 2012. McDermott’s appointment Tuesday concerned some investors and analysts who highlighted that he hasn’t led “growth companies,” having worked at Xerox and spent about a decade as the first American CEO of Walldorf, Germany-based SAP.McDermott dismissed the criticism, saying ServiceNow is glad to have a “street fighter” like him in its corner.“If someone says Bill McDermott is best known for running large, global, powerhouse companies and they say ‘Is he the right person to lead ServiceNow because it’s not as large,’ I would say, I was completely unaware of ServiceNow’s intention to stay small,” he said. “I’m a leader. I lead organizations and establish visions. At the same time, I’m conforming to ServiceNow’s culture. I think that’s why I am the perfect person.”McDermott added that continuity is important and he sees himself as similar to John Donahoe, ServiceNow’s current CEO, who is stepping down in January to run Nike Inc. McDermott also said he wants all of ServiceNow’s current executives to remain in place when he takes the top job.McDermott said he has interviewed a pool of candidates in the search for ServiceNow’s next chief financial officer and was looking for a candidate who could fit the company’s culture and boost its operating margins and profit. “I think we have found such a person,” he said. The software maker may announce a pick before Thanksgiving in late November, he said.The Santa Clara, California-based company projected subscription revenue that topped Wall Street estimates Wednesday. Sales from subscriptions will be $897 million to $902 million in the current period, ServiceNow said in a statement. Analysts on average expected subscription revenue of $897.7 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That would represent 35% growth compared with a year earlier.The company also reported adjusted profit of 99 cents per share in the period that ended Sept. 30, above analyst estimates of 89 cents.The stock climbed about 4% in extended trading after closing at $220.01 in New York Wednesday. The shares have gained 24% this year.McDermott said that he would stick to ServiceNow’s goal of reaching $10 billion in annual revenue by an unspecified time.“Very simply, I completely buy in, stand behind it, and I’m looking forward to achieving it,” McDermott said on a conference call with analysts.While McDermott is known for his penchant for large acquisitions, such as SAP’s almost $8 billion purchase of Qualtrics International Inc., he said in an interview ServiceNow still had a lot of room for organic growth, which is his preference.“There is no need at this time for large scale M&A maneuvers,” he said.(Updates with comments from earnings call in the 11th paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Nico Grant in San Francisco at ngrant20@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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