CDW (NASDAQ:CDW) has been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nine brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $93.50.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CDW shares. BidaskClub lowered CDW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CDW from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised CDW from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th.
In other news, insider Christina V. Rother sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.75, for a total value of $363,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 98,231 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,914,463.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Christina M. Corley sold 14,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.10, for a total value of $1,372,290.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 51,077 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,704,191.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 120,910 shares of company stock worth $10,775,060. Corporate insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of CDW by 1.5% in the 4th quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,658,385 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $377,563,000 after buying an additional 70,058 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc. increased its holdings in CDW by 8.5% during the 3rd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 2,401,828 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $213,571,000 after purchasing an additional 187,467 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in CDW by 16.9% during the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 2,143,983 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $190,643,000 after purchasing an additional 310,352 shares during the period. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in CDW by 9.4% during the 3rd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,789,055 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $159,083,000 after purchasing an additional 154,146 shares during the period. Finally, Select Equity Group L.P. increased its holdings in CDW by 119.4% during the 3rd quarter. Select Equity Group L.P. now owns 1,687,683 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock worth $150,069,000 after purchasing an additional 918,485 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.20% of the company’s stock.
NASDAQ CDW traded up $0.57 on Wednesday, reaching $92.30. 478,612 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 882,889. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.10 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.75, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a current ratio of 1.41. CDW has a fifty-two week low of $67.44 and a fifty-two week high of $97.06.
CDW (NASDAQ:CDW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The information technology services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $4.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.04 billion. CDW had a return on equity of 72.89% and a net margin of 3.96%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.99 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that CDW will post 5.43 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 12th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 25th will be paid a $0.295 dividend. This represents a $1.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 22nd. CDW’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.14%.
CDW Corporation provides integrated information technology (IT) solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare customers in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Corporate, Small Business, and Public. The company offers discrete hardware and software products, as well as integrated IT solutions, including mobility, security, data center optimization, cloud computing, virtualization, and collaboration.
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