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Splunk Inc. (SPLK) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

The stock of Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK) has decreased by -1.02 when compared to last closing price of 96.69. Despite this, the company has experienced a -1.04% fall in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 20 hours ago that Splunk Earnings Top Estimates as Cost Cuts Boost Margins

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The 36-month beta value for SPLK is also noteworthy at 1.27. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 20 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 15 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for SPLK is $119.27, which is $20.35 above than the current price. The public float for SPLK is 162.96M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.81% of that float. The average trading volume of SPLK on May 26, 2023 was 1.43M shares.

SPLK’s Market Performance

SPLK stock saw an increase of -1.04% in the past week, with a monthly gain of 10.76% and a quarterly increase of -6.08%. The volatility ratio for the week is 5.18%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 3.45% for Splunk Inc. (SPLK). The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 7.96% for SPLK’s stock, with a 6.33% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

SPLK Trading at 6.06% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SPLK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -18.09% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.45%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 5.18%, as shares surge +11.18% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.92% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SPLK fell by -1.04%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -14.48% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $89.12. In addition, Splunk Inc. saw 11.16% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at SPLK starting from Steele Elisa, who sale 3,050 shares at the price of $105.00 back on Mar 06. After this action, Steele Elisa now owns 14,481 shares of Splunk Inc., valued at $320,250 using the latest closing price.

Morgan Scott, the SVP, CLO, Global Affairs & Sec of Splunk Inc., sale 2,000 shares at $101.04 during a trade that took place back on Mar 06, which means that Morgan Scott is holding 115,907 shares at $202,080 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for SPLK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -7.33 for the present operating margin
  • +77.10 for the gross margin

The net margin for Splunk Inc. stands at -7.60. The total capital return value is set at -7.01, while invested capital returns managed to touch -8.20. Equity return is now at value 54.90, with -5.00 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.96, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.23. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.51 and the total asset turnover is 0.60. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.24.


In summary, Splunk Inc. (SPLK) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.