Upwork Inc.(UPWK:NSD) Analysts rate with a Strong Buy, $45 target

STA Research
by: STA Research

This week, Needham & Company LLC cut the target on Upwork Inc. to $33 from $42 and maintained the Buy rating on the company.

Canaccord Capital also lowered the target to $36 from $40 and kept the Buy rating on the stock.

Based on the Upwork Inc stock forecasts from 9 analysts, the average analyst target price for Upwork Inc is USD 44.81 over the next 12 months. Upwork Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Upwork Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 3 positive signals and 5 negative signals. At the last closing, Upwork Inc’s stock price was USD 19.29Upwork Inc’s stock price has changed by -3.36% over the past week, -16.38% over the past month and -60.46% 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.

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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