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A Quick Survey of Snap’s Financial Metrics

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Inside Snap’s price and valuation multiples

Snap’s (SNAP) current book value per share of ~$3.90 compares with its expected book value per share of ~$2.20 for 2017. Snap stock is at a price-to-book value of ~3.9x.

In comparison, peer companies Microsoft (MSFT), Oracle (ORCL), Citrix Systems (CTXS), and Zynga (ZNGA) have current book value per share readings of ~$9.40, $13.00, ~$16.80, and ~$1.80, respectively.

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Analyst recommendations

Of the 36 analysts covering Snap, 11 gave it a “buy” recommendation, seven recommended a “sell,” and 18 recommended a “hold.” Analysts’ stock price target for the company is $19.48, and the median price target for the company is $19.00. Snap is trading at a discount of ~33.4% to its median target.

Relative strength index

For the last 14 days, Snap’s relative strength index (or RSI) was 18 compared to 54, 42, 42, and 52 recorded by Microsoft, Oracle, Citrix Systems, and Zynga, respectively, within the same period.

Moving averages

On August 3, 2017, Snap was trading at 22.6% below its 50-day moving average. Among its peers, Microsoft traded 1.7% below its 50-day moving average, Oracle traded 3.7% above its 50-day moving average, Citrix Systems traded 2.3% below its 50-day moving average, and Zynga 10.5% below its 50-day moving average.

Snap’ stock price is currently ~15.6% below its 20-day moving average, and it is ~25.6% below its 100-day moving average.

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