Analyzing Stock On Your Own: CDW Corp (NASDAQ: CDW)

CDW Corp (NASDAQ:CDW) does about 872.57K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 969807 shares change hands in the recent trading day. The company now has a market cap of 28.87B USD. Its current market price is $214.80, marking a decrease of -0.95% compared to the previous close of $216.87. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $263.37 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $182.50. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $270 and a low of $210.

CDW Corp (CDW) has a 20-day trading average at $223.94 and the current price is -18.44% off the 52-week high compared with 17.70% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $224.98 and its 200-day simple moving average is $225.87. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.41%, which increases to 1.62% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 34.24 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $252.42, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 14.9% over the period. The median price target is 2.14% away from the current levels at $219.5.

4 analysts have rated it as a buy and 0 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Buy and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” from Overweight on December 12, 2023 at a price target of $216. UBS initiated its price target at $237.

CDW Corp (CDW) stock is down -2.00% over the week and -3.16% over the past month. Its price is -5.51% year-to-date and 17.17% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/31/2024, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of 2.56 above consensus estimates by 0.23. The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at 2.53 and 10.12 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $5.86B, which analysts say will come at $21.73B for the current fiscal year and next year at $23.01B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $5.47B.

Its 12-month price target is $219.5. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 14.9 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $210, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $270.

The company has a return on investment of 14.87% and return on equity of 58.81%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 26.79 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 19.25. The beta has a value of 1.03. Price to book ratio is 13.50 and price to sales ratio is 1.37.