CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) – Don’t Believe the Hype: Check The Facts

896 institutions hold shares in CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD), with 1.78M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.81% while institutional investors hold 72.62% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 219.40M, and float is at 186.39M with Short Float at 4.73%. Institutions hold 72.04% of the Float.

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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 15.75 million shares valued at $3.34 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 8.37% of the CRWD Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 11.18 million shares valued at $2.37 billion to account for 5.94% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc which holds 8.33 million shares representing 4.42% and valued at over $1.76 billion, while Tiger Global Management, LLC holds 4.00% of the shares totaling 7.54 million with a market value of $1.6 billion.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWD) is -5.32% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $31.95 and a high of $251.28 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The CRWD stock was last observed hovering at around $199.00 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.55% off its average median price target of $240.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 32.02% off the consensus price target high of $295.00 offered by 22 analysts, but current levels are -14.6% lower than the price target low of $175.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $200.55, the stock is -6.67% and -7.85% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.52 million and changing 0.78% at the moment leaves the stock 32.69% off its SMA200. CRWD registered 407.08% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 58.81%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $216.58 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $173.94.

The stock witnessed a -14.59% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 11.42%, and is 11.57% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.94% over the week and 6.60% over the month.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) has around 3163 employees, a market worth around $45.89B and $761.60M in sales. Fwd P/E is 716.25. Profit margin for the company is -13.40%. Distance from 52-week low is 527.70% and -20.19% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-20.00%).

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) is a “Buy”. 22 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 17 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 06/02/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.08 with sales reaching $250.44M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -34.50% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 78.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 64.60% in year-over-year returns.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) Insider Activity

A total of 420 insider transactions have happened at CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 329 and purchases happening 91 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Watzinger Gerhard, the company’s Director. SEC filings show that Watzinger Gerhard sold 5,000 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 05 at a price of $194.76 per share for a total of $0.97 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.0 shares.

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 02 that Henry Shawn (Please see remarks) sold a total of 7,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 02 and was made at $226.50 per share for $1.59 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 0.4 million shares of the CRWD stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 01, Black Colin (CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER) disposed off 20,000 shares at an average price of $219.75 for $4.39 million. The insider now directly holds 121,173 shares of CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD).

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