Weekly Analysts’ Ratings Updates for SAP (SAP)

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of SAP (NYSE: SAP) recently:

  • 5/2/2019 – SAP had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at DZ Bank AG.
  • 5/1/2019 – SAP had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $45.00 price target on the stock.
  • 5/1/2019 – SAP had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Argus.
  • 4/29/2019 – SAP was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $167.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $133.00.
  • 4/25/2019 – SAP had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada to $133.00. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock.
  • 4/25/2019 – SAP had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $135.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $115.00.
  • 4/25/2019 – SAP had its price target raised by analysts at JMP Securities from $131.00 to $150.00. They now have a “market outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 4/25/2019 – SAP had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $118.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/24/2019 – SAP was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 4/24/2019 – SAP had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at DZ Bank AG.
  • 4/23/2019 – SAP had its “average” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/9/2019 – SAP was downgraded by analysts at UBS Group AG from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/9/2019 – SAP was downgraded by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 4/3/2019 – SAP had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

SAP stock traded down $1.75 during trading on Friday, hitting $127.36. The stock had a trading volume of 444,986 shares, compared to its average volume of 787,128. SAP SE has a 1-year low of $94.81 and a 1-year high of $130.16. The company has a market capitalization of $157.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.11, a PEG ratio of 2.73 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.59, a quick ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 24th. The software maker reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.01. SAP had a net margin of 12.81% and a return on equity of 15.70%. The firm had revenue of $6.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.94 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts predict that SAP SE will post 4.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 17th will be paid a dividend of $1.6961 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 16th. SAP’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.27%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. M Holdings Securities Inc. acquired a new position in shares of SAP during the 1st quarter valued at about $284,000. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of SAP by 6.8% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 3,755,933 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $433,659,000 after acquiring an additional 240,014 shares during the last quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of SAP by 4.5% during the 1st quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 70,140 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $8,116,000 after acquiring an additional 3,022 shares during the last quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of SAP by 728.4% during the 1st quarter. RMB Capital Management LLC now owns 33,095 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,821,000 after acquiring an additional 29,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in shares of SAP by 3.8% during the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 10,251 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,184,000 after acquiring an additional 380 shares during the last quarter. 4.58% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Applications, Technology & Services; SAP Business Network; and Customer Experience. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution for businesses to manage data from various sources; and SAP Cloud platform that offers an enterprise platform-as-a-service.

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