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ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) CFO Michael Scarpelli sold 30,000 shares of ServiceNow stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.77, for a total transaction of $1,643,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 131,427 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,198,257. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NOW. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of ServiceNow in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $40.00. Separately, analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of ServiceNow from $65.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Susquehanna raised their price target on shares of ServiceNow from $75.00 to $78.00 in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a “positive” rating on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.70.

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) traded down 0.35% on Friday, hitting $54.70. 937,433 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. ServiceNow has a 1-year low of $43.52 and a 1-year high of $71.80. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $57.9 and its 200-day moving average is $58.21. The company’s market cap is $7.970 billion.

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported ($0.07) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of ($0.07). The company had revenue of $166.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $161.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.06) earnings per share. ServiceNow’s revenue was up 62.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that ServiceNow will post $-0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ServiceNow, Inc is a provider of cloud-based services to automate enterprise information technology (NYSE:NOW) operations.

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