Wall Street jumped higher after the Federal Reserve chairman said US monetary policy was not on a “preset” path and that interest rates were close to the “neutral” level where they neither stimulate nor hinder economic growth.
After what was viewed as dovish remarks by Jay Powell, the S&P 500 stock index ended the day 2.3 per cent higher. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.5 per cent while the Nasdaq Composite gained almost 3 per cent.
Global stock markets were also positive as investors measured the political rhetoric in the run-up to the G20 summit.
Europe’s Stoxx 600 closed flat while London’s FTSE 100 ended 0.2 per cent down. In Frankfurt, the Xetra Dax closed the session 0.1 per cent lower. The CSI 300 index of major Shanghai and Shenzhen stocks rose 1.3 per cent.
Following Mr Powell’s statement, the yield on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury bond was flat at 3.057 per cent, having been up by 1.1bp beforehand. The yield on the more policy-sensitive two-year note was down 2.2bp at 2.811 per cent.
China-US trade tension simmered in the background as Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser, said it was up to Chinese President Xi Jinping to “step up and come up with new ideas” to break the deadlock when the leaders meet.
Markets have already priced in some bad news from the G20 summit in Argentina later this week but if both leaders move further apart, the result would be “negative not just for China but the US, emerging Asia and Europe, which already has slowing momentum”, said Trinh Nguyen, Natixis senior economist.
Shares of salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) flaunted a rapid change of 10.27% to reach at $140.64 in the last hour of Wednesday’s trading session. The company has experienced volume of 25,705,402 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 6.86M share.
salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) holds the market capitalization of $107.78B along with 766.37M outstanding shares. The stock price is moving -42.52% off from the highest level of twelve months and -12.75% above from twelve months low. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $172.50.
salesforce.com, inc. has shown weekly upbeat performance of 16.55%. Its six months performance 8.75% indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 32.11%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 37.57%. The company’s price sits -0.96% below from its 50-day moving average of $135.50 and 4.12% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $141.59. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 55.46 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 6.59. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 3.69%, 4.28% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.47.
What is PEG Ratio?
PEG ratio or Price/Earnings-Growth ratio is an attempt to normalize the P/E ratio with the expected earnings growth rate of the company.
The idea behind the PEG ratio for stocks is quite simple:
A low P/E ratio can be justified if the future expected earnings growth is low. A fast growing company on the other hand is able to command a higher price to earnings multiple for its stock. To get more accurate idea of the relative valuation of a company, we need to consider the P/E ratio in conjunction with the future earnings per share growth rate.
WHY IT MATTERS:
The PEG ratio acts as a measure of value that takes into account future growth. Using this metric, investors can gauge whether high-growth stocks may be undervalued, even if they don’t appear so with the more common P/E ratio.
Earnings growth expectations are completely unreliable. Any use of the formula is only as good as the numbers that are fed into it as inputs. Any expected earnings growth in the future is just an expectation, and they vary wildly between different analysts. Even if there is a concensus, the future generally turns out to be different than planned. There is competitive changes, loss of market power, product substitutions, management missteps, etc, that we have no way of knowing today.
Typically P/E ratios are backward looking while the earnings growth rate is a forward looking metric. Future P/E ratio will be different than the one we use today. You could project a future P/E ratio if you wish, but this will introduce further uncertainity in the calculations. Still, many investors are fond of using the concept of Forward P/E and Forward PEG ratio. I strongly advise against this.
Negative PEG Ratio Meaning
A negative PEG ratio does not imply that the stock is a bad investment. It just means that you need to consider other ways of looking at the stock before you can judge if this is a good investment or not.
Is It Overvalued? Look at the PEG Ratio
salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) currently has a PEG ratio of 3.56 where as its P/E ratio is 109.96. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 9.12 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 7.77, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 31.45. CRM’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 37.88. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 0.80 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 0.80. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.33 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.27. salesforce.com, inc. has a Return on Assets of 3.50%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 7.00% and Return on Investment of 2.80%.