SAP AG Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (NYSE:SAP)
SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eighteen brokerages that are currently covering the stock, American Banking & Market News reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $78.71.
SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) traded down 0.32% on Friday, hitting $77.15. The stock had a trading volume of 67,014 shares. SAP AG has a 52 week low of $70.15 and a 52 week high of $87.42. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $78.59 and its 200-day moving average is $78.14. The company has a market cap of $92.156 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.25.
SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $4.15 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.22 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that SAP AG will post $3.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on SAP. Analysts at BNP Paribas downgraded shares of SAP AG from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of SAP AG in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a $81.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of SAP AG in a research note on Thursday, July 17th. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $81.00.
Sap AG is engaged in enterprise applications in terms of software and software-related service revenue.
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