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Investing In ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW): Why Should You?

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The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for ServiceNow Inc. (NOW) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $1.28, or 0.21%, to $599.79. The ServiceNow Inc. has recorded 34,663 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed AI IS CHANGING JOBS AND CREATING NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Software – Application industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $598.51 and fluctuated between $599.38 as its day high and $591.61 as its day low. The current market capitalization of ServiceNow Inc. is $121.67B. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.18M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, NOW has seen 22 BUY and 30 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 37,094 and the disposition of 24,978 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 181 BUYs and 297 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 171,025 shares during that period but sold 221,183.

In the most recent transaction, Bedi Christopher sold 1,000 shares of NOW for 593.51 per share on Sep 01. After the transaction, the Chief Digital Information Ofc now owns 15,484 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 31, Desai Chirantan Jitendra sold 4,500 shares at 592.10 per share. NOW shares that President & COO owns now total 41,307.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Smith Paul John disposed of 355 shares on Aug 29 at a per-share price of $565.16. This resulted in the Chief Commercial Officer holding 2,789 shares of NOW after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Mastantuono Gina sold 29 shares at $550.00 per share on Aug 21. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 8,718.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for NOW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $644.33 with high estimates of $734.00 and low estimates of $575.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, NOW has a high of $614.36 and a low of $337.00.

As of this writing, NOW has an earnings estimate of $2.56 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 31 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.69 per share and a lower estimate of $2.3. The company reported an EPS of $2.37 in the last quarter, which was 16.20% higher than expectations of $2.04.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. NOW’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $3.30B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.21B in debt and $4.95B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $33.95, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.69B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for NOW is Buy with a score of 4.81.

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