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Dec 03, 2020
Fundamental and Technical Analysis at Odds for Trio of Software Stocks ahead of Earnings

Fundamental and Technical Analysis at Odds for Trio of Software Stocks ahead of Earnings

The software industry has been one of the top performers over the past few years. The industry as a whole has seen good earnings and revenue growth, and that has translated to the stocks in the industry doing well. The iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) has gained over 80% in the last two years while the S&P 500 is up a far more modest 31%.

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Over the past two years, DocuSign and Coupa have both gained over 400% while Cloudera has lost 8.2%. The gains for the two, as impressive as they have been, highlight how the stocks have performed well despite the fundamentals not being as strong as the technical picture.

Looking at the Tickeron Fundamental Screener, each of the three companies only has one area where it gets a positive reading. Coupa and DocuSign both get positive ratings for their Outlook Rating while Cloudera gets a positive rating for its Valuation Rating. After that, it is primarily negative readings for the companies.

Two areas in particular where the companies score poorly are the Profit vs. Risk Ratings and the P/E Growth Ratings. All three companies get a reading of 100 in both categories and that is the worst score a company can get. Coupa and DocuSign both get poor ratings in the Valuation Ratings and their SMR ratings as well. The only area where all three companies get neutral ratings is in the Price Growth Ratings.

The technical picture for the stocks is considerably better. DocuSign has four bullish signals and two bearish signals while Coupa has five bullish signals and only one bearish signal. Cloudera’s numbers aren’t as good, but they are still strong with four bullish signals and three bearish signals. All three stocks have received bullish signals from the MACD and Momentum indicators within the last few weeks. Coupa and Cloudera had bullish signals generated from the AROON indicator on December 2.

As for the scorecard grades from Tickeron, Coupa is considered a “strong buy” at this time while DocuSign and Cloudera are considered “buys”. Looking at how Wall Street analysts and short sellers view these three stocks, DocuSign has pretty average sentiment while Cloudera and Coupa are both receiving a more pessimism directed at them than the average stock.

There are 19 analysts following DocuSign with 13 “buy” ratings, five “hold” ratings, and one “sell” rating. That puts the buy percentage at 68.4% and that is in the average range. Coupa has 26 analysts following it with 13 “buy” ratings, 10 “hold” ratings, and three “sell” ratings. This gives them a buy percentage of 50% and that is below average. Cloudera is the least liked one as far as the analysts are concerned. Out of 15 ratings, there are four “buys” and 11 “holds”, making the buy percentage 26.7% and that is far below average.

As for the short interest ratios, Coupa’s ratio is 5.35 and that is well above average and a sign of pessimism. Cloudera’s short interest ratio is 4.3 and that is slightly above the average ratio in the 3.0 range. DocuSign’s ratio is at 2.02 presently. The ratio did drop in the first part of November, but that was due to a big jump in the average daily trading volume. The short interest for DocuSign actually rose to 9.11 million shares from 8.45 million shares during the period.

Here’s how the companies compare to one another and how they compare to other companies in general from the standpoint of the fundamental ratings and the technical indicators.

Related Tickers: DOCU
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