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Cloudflare Inc. (NET) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Cloudflare Inc. (NYSE: NET)’s stock price has gone decline by -1.66 in comparison to its previous close of 62.76, however, the company has experienced a -5.71% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2023-09-13 that According to Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, the U. S. economy has tremendous amounts of green flags to prevent a recession from occurring in the coming years.

Is It Worth Investing in Cloudflare Inc. (NYSE: NET) Right Now?

, and the 36-month beta value for NET is at 0.95. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 13 as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

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The average price suggested by analysts for NET is $69.22, which is $8.41 above the current market price. The public float for NET is 289.71M, and currently, shorts hold a 6.85% of that float. The average trading volume for NET on September 19, 2023 was 3.56M shares.

NET’s Market Performance

NET’s stock has seen a -5.71% decrease for the week, with a 5.85% rise in the past month and a -8.74% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.40%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.37% for Cloudflare Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -2.00% for NET’s stock, with a simple moving average of 6.40% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of NET

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NET stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for NET by listing it as a “Underperform.” The predicted price for NET in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $52 based on the research report published on September 07, 2023 of the current year 2023.

NET Trading at -4.82% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NET to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -18.86% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.37%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.40%, as shares surge +4.65% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -1.03% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, NET fell by -5.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +38.35% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $63.12. In addition, Cloudflare Inc. saw 36.52% 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 NET starting from Ledbetter Carl, who sale 9,993 shares at the price of $64.77 back on Sep 13. After this action, Ledbetter Carl now owns 1,808,638 shares of Cloudflare Inc., valued at $647,277 using the latest closing price.

Prince Matthew, the CEO & Chair of the Board of Cloudflare Inc., sale 52,384 shares at $63.01 during a trade that took place back on Sep 07, which means that Prince Matthew is holding 10,723 shares at $3,300,888 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for NET

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -25.51 for the present operating margin
  • +76.15 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cloudflare Inc. stands at -19.83. The total capital return value is set at -11.54, while invested capital returns managed to touch -9.12. Equity return is now at value -35.20, with -8.60 for asset returns.

Based on Cloudflare Inc. (NET), the company’s capital structure generated 252.75 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 71.65. Total debt to assets is 60.94, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 247.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 70.14.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 18.53, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.11. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.55 and the total asset turnover is 0.39. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.74.


In conclusion, Cloudflare Inc. (NET) has had a mixed performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bearish, with some giving it a “sell” rating and others 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.

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