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How to buy Workday (WDAY) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Workday stocks.

Workday is a software-application business based in the US. Workday stocks (WDAY.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $146.97 – a decrease of 3.72% over the previous week. Workday employs 16,918 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.7 billion.

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Workday stock price (NASDAQ:WDAY)

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Workday shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-26.
Latest market close$146.97
52-week range$134.10 - $307.81
50-day moving average $159.29
200-day moving average $200.01
Wall St. target price$216.85
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.11

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Is it a good time to buy Workday stock?

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Workday price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $146.97 from 2022-09-26

1 week (2022-09-20) -3.72%
1 month (2022-08-26) -11.71%
3 months (2022-06-27) -0.73%
6 months (2022-03-23) -37.93%
1 year (2021-09-27) -44.28%
2 years (2020-09-25) -31.89%
3 years (2019-09-27) 168.65
5 years (2017-09-27) 45.92%

Is Workday under- or over-valued?

Valuing Workday stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Workday's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Workday's PEG ratio

Workday's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9744. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Workday's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Workday's EBITDA

Workday's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $174.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Workday's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Workday financials

Revenue TTM $5.7 billion
Gross profit TTM $3.7 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.03%
Return on equity TTM -4.36%
Profit margin -3.46%
Book value $20.11
Market capitalisation $38.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Workday's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Workday.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Workday's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.25

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Workday's overall score of 18.25 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Workday is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Workday's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.18/100

Workday's environmental score of 4.18 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Workday's social score

Social score: 11.83/100

Workday's social score of 11.83 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Workday's governance score

Governance score: 11.73/100

Workday's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Workday is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Workday share dividends

We're not expecting Workday to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Workday share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Workday's shares have ranged in value from as little as $134.1 up to $307.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WDAY.US volatility(beta: 1.35)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Workday's is 1.3472. This would suggest that Workday's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Workday overview

Workday, Inc. provides enterprise cloud applications in the United States and internationally. The company's applications help its customers to plan, execute, analyze, and extend to other applications and environments, and to manage their business and operations. It offers a suite of financial management applications, which enable chief financial officers to maintain accounting information in the general ledger; manage financial processes; identify real-time financial, operational, and management insights; enhance financial consolidation; reduce time-to-close; promote internal control and auditability; and achieve consistency across finance operations. The company also provides cloud spend management solutions that helps organizations to streamline supplier selection and contracts, manage indirect spend, and build and execute sourcing events, such as requests for proposals; Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, a suite of human capital management applications that allows organizations to manage the entire employee lifecycle from recruitment to retirement, and enables HR teams to hire, onboard, pay, develop, reskill, and provide employee experiences; Workday applications for planning; and applications for analytics and reporting, including augmented analytics to surface insights to the line of business in simple-to-understand stories, machine learning to drive efficiency and automation, and benchmarks to compare performance against other companies. It serves professional and business services, financial services, healthcare, education, government, technology, media, retail, and hospitality industries. The company was formerly known as North Tahoe Power Tools, Inc.

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