WDAY - Workday, Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
171.66
+0.89 (+0.52%)
At close: 4:00PM EST
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Previous Close170.77
Open171.14
Bid161.80 x 900
Ask0.00 x 800
Day's Range170.52 - 176.14
52 Week Range107.75 - 176.14
Volume2,004,896
Avg. Volume2,459,417
Market Cap37.422B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.68
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-1.88
Earnings DateFeb 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est163.56
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