Goldman Sachs lowered the target on Zscaler(ZS:NSD) to $281 from $326

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by: STA Research

Goldman Sachs lowered the target on Zscaler to $281 from $326, and maintained the Neutral rating on the stock.

STA Research maintained the Strong Buy rating accompanied with the $300 target on the company’s stock price.

Based on the Zscaler Inc stock forecasts from 29 analysts, the average analyst target price for Zscaler Inc is USD 344.22 over the next 12 months. Zscaler Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Zscaler Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Zscaler Inc’s stock price was USD 224.32Zscaler Inc’s stock price has changed by -27.79% over the past week, +23.18% over the past month and +19.08% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

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