Diehard Bargain Hunter: Workday Inc. (WDAY), Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)

You should consider shares of Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the WDAY shares, which traded at $179.18 at the close of the recent session, dropping -0.44%. On Wednesday, the company’s shares shed -$0.8 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 8.96% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. WDAY’s intraday high was $181.185 while its lowest price touched $178.40. The stock’s 52-week high price is $226.83, which means the current price is at -21.01%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 2046200 against 200-day average trading volume of 1,883,661 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY)?

At a consensus rating of 3.88, WDAY is trending as a streaking Moderate Buy, as it has been the case a month ago when 33 analysts called it a Moderate Buy. Two months ago, 31 analysts recommended, on average, that WDAY stock is a Moderate Buy. The Technology company’s shares’ overall bearish trend saw it close lower on Wednesday compared to its opening price of $180.73 on the day.

Forecasts for Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) give the stock a fair value for the growth of 9.28% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $197.50, which means the price per share could rise by nearly $18.32. The price range target is between a low of $125.00 and a high of $262.00. The stock would need to gain by about $31.61 to hit the estimated high or 0.84% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 36 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Overweight in the Workday Inc. 14 analysts rate WDAY as a Buy, with 2 of 36 analysts rate it as a Sell. 4 have valued the stock as Overweight and 16 have recommended that investors Hold.

Workday Inc. (NASDAQ:WDAY) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, William Blair on December 10, 2019, Resumed Workday Inc. (WDAY) at Outperform. Analysts at BMO Capital Markets have assigned a Outperform rating for the stock in their research note on December 04, 2019 with an estimated price target of $200. Moreover, Compass Point analysts issued a rating of Neutral for the stock on December 04, 2019. On November 18, 2019, the stock earned a Equal-Weight rating due to an analyst call from Morgan Stanley, while analysts from Piper Jaffray on November 13, 2019 suggested that the stock is Neutral.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) adds $0.1 on Wednesday

The BDN stock has tanked -0.38% year-to-date and is currently trading at $15.69, which is -3.03% below its 52-week high. The company shares gained 0.64% on the day and have risen nearly 16.22% off a low hit. At current levels, Brandywine Realty Trust has a valuation of about $572.60M. As of 01/15/20, this stock has risen 0.90% during the week and closed at $15.59 in the previous session. However, recent Brandywine Realty Trust stock performance shows that BDN shares are 6.23% up over the last month, and 8.36% up for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $0.1, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $0.78. The ratio is expected to be down by -84.20% for the current year 2019 and -8.30% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 5.00%. But will the BDN stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $0.04 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by -20.00% or was lower by -$0.01 from the estimated $0.05.

Sales Growth to climb 2.10% for the year

How well will Brandywine Realty Trust perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $141.25M and $149.43M in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $147.11M from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $581.18M and $582.8M and the consensus estimate for sales is at $581.96M. BDN has its next quarter sales estimates at between $142.4M and $148.01M, with the quarter-over-quarter growth estimates at 1.20% and the annual growth forecast for the year at 2.10%.

Who owns shares in Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) stock, where we find that 102.33% of shares are held by institutions. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 26.2 million shares or 14.87% of shares outstanding. FMR, LLC and Blackrock Inc. held 16.16 million and 12.64 million representing 9.17% and 7.17% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, Wellington Management Company, LLP accounted for 10.43 million shares at over 157.98 million. This represented 5.92% of shares outstanding. Security Capital Research & Management Inc. . held 7.39 million shares at over 112.0 million representing 4.20% of shares outstanding.

BDN Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN), a total of 292269 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 341630 shares were added in the same time span. On 2/13/2019, President & Chief Executive Officer by the name Sweeney Gerard H sold 140000.0 shares worth $2.2 million at the price of $15.81 per share. Filings also show that Sweeney Gerard H sold a total of 115885.0 shares on 11/06/2019 valued at $1.8 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has climbed 3.16%.