Needham initiates 8×8 Inc.(EGHT:NYE) with a Buy Rating and $32 target.

STA Research
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8x8 inc stock

8×8 Inc. initiated coverage by Needham & Company LLC  analyst, Richard Valera  with a Buy Rating and $32 target.

Stocktargetadvisor has a average target of $36 and a consensus Buy rating on the stock.

STA Research’s analysis of the stock is Bearish with a score of 1.2 out of 10, where 0 is very bearish and 10 very bullish.

 

What to like

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High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio
This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

 

What to not like:

Low market capitalization
This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.
Poor risk adjusted returns
This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.
Below median dividend returns
The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.
Overpriced compared to book value
The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.
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.
Negative cashflow
The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.
Low Earnings Growth
This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

 

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