Don't Put too Much Faith in This Security Stock

OKTA is already down over 10% year-to-date

Jan 18, 2022 at 11:08 AM
facebook X logo linkedin

The shares of Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA) -- an identity and access management company based in San Francisco -- have shed over 20% in the last 12 months, and over 10% this year already. While  the stock managed to bounce off its Jan. 10 annual low of $184.02, familiar pressure  at the 40-day moving average quickly rejected the rally, pushing OKTA back toward this low. 

okta chart jan 18

In fact, the equity is falling even further today, last seen down 2.2% at $199.94, thanks to a bear note from Truist Securities. The analyst cut its price  target to $270  from $300. The 12-month consensus price target of $281.64 is still a lofty 40.6% premium to current levels, which could mean more price-target cuts on the horizon. Downgrades could be imminent too, as 16 of the 19 in coverage call it a "buy" or better. 

From a fundamental point of view, it is difficult to see Okta stock as much more than a speculative play for investors at the moment. The security already has a massive market capitalization of $31.1 billion, with an extremely high price-sales ratio of 27.55 and no earnings have been posted yet.

Nonetheless, the cybersecurity company has a decent balance sheet with $2.48 billion in cash and $2.02 billion in total debt. In addition, Okta has managed to increase its revenues by more than 340% since fiscal 2018 and is estimated to grow another 37.3% next year. However, investors may still better suited waiting for significant weakness or for OKTA’s revenue output to rise considerably in order for its valuation to look more appealing.


Target Effortless Triple-Digit Gains Every Sunday Evening For Life!

This is your chance to triple your profit potential on Sunday evenings, without spending all your free time watching the market.

On Sundays, as a Weekend Plus subscriber, you’ll get up to 6 trades every Sunday, each targeting gains of 200% or more.

Start targeting gains like the ones our subscribers have seen recently, including:

213.3% GAIN on AutoNation calls
100.0% GAIN on Monster Beverage calls
100.4% GAIN on Walgreens Boots Alliance puts
100.4% GAIN on ON Semiconductor calls
257.7% GAIN on Dell calls

101.0% GAIN on Apollo Global Management calls
103.6% GAIN on JP Morgan  Chase calls
105.3% GAIN on DraftKings calls
101.3% GAIN on Airbnb calls
203.0% GAIN on Shopify calls
102.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.9% GAIN on Boeing calls
102.1% GAIN on Microsoft puts
102.3% GAIN on First Solar calls
101.5% GAIN on PulteGroup calls
101.0% GAIN on Apple calls
209.4% GAIN on NXP Semiconductors calls
100.8% GAIN on Uber Technologies calls
100.4% GAIN on Academy Sports and Outdoors puts
102.2% GAIN on Trade Desk calls
100.8% GAIN on DoorDash calls
100.0% GAIN on Camping World Holdings puts
100.0% GAIN on Cboe Global Markets calls
100.2% GAIN on calls
238.5% GAIN on Oracle calls



Rainmaker Ads CGI