Duck Creek Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

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USD 10.96  0.39  3.44%   

The current analyst and expert consensus on Duck Creek is Buy, with 6 strong buy opinions. The current projected Duck Creek target price consensus is 41.3 with 10 analyst opinions. The most common way Duck Creek Technologies analysts use to provide recommendation to the public is financial statements analysis. Many experts also interview Duck Creek executives and customers to further validate their buy or sell advice. Duck Creek buy-or-sell recommendation module provides average expert sentiment on the projected Duck Creek Technologies target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on projected price volatility of 5.598. Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Duck Creek to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
Profit Margin is likely to gain to 23.67 in 2022, whereas Gross Profit is likely to drop slightly above 154.9 M in 2022. Duck Creek Current Assets are comparatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. Duck Creek reported Current Assets of 22.76 Million in 2021. Assets Non Current is likely to gain to about 356.1 M in 2022, whereas Total Debt is likely to drop slightly above 25.9 M in 2022.

Duck Creek Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Duck Creek target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysts performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Duck Creek target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, investor sentiment analysis, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions10
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Duck Creek analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Duck Creek stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Duck Creek Technologies, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Duck Creek Target Price Projection

Duck Creek's current and average target prices are 10.96 and 41.30, respectively. The current price of Duck Creek is the price at which Duck Creek Technologies is currently trading. On the other hand, Duck Creek's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Duck Creek Market Quote on 5th of December 2022

Low Price10.79Odds
High Price11.33Odds

10.96

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Duck Creek Target Price

Low Estimate35.0Odds
High Estimate50.0Odds
Number of Analysts10
Standard Deviation5.598

41.3

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Duck Creek Technologies and the information provided on this page.

Duck Creek Analyst Ratings

Duck Creek's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Duck Creek stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Duck Creek's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Duck Creek's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Analyst Consensus Breakdown

Average Consensus Estimates

About Duck Creek Target Price Projections

Duck Creek's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Duck Creek Technologies and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Duck Creek depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Duck Creek Technologies including analysis of its current option contracts.
Duck Creek's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-12-16 are carrying combined implied volatility of 174.6 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 9.37 over 28 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying way more puts than calls on contracts expiring on 2022-12-16. The current put volume is at 237, with calls trading at the volume of 43. This yields a 5.51 put-to-call volume ratio. The Duck Creek option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Duck Creek Technologies option contracts. It shows all of Duck Creek's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Duck Creek option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Duck Creek's lending market. For example, when Duck Creek's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Duck Creek, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Duck Creek stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Duck Creek's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Duck Creek's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Duck Creek's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Duck Creek Maximum Pain Price across 2022-12-16 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Duck Creek close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Duck Creek's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Duck Creek Technologies common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Duck Creek stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Duck Creek's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Continue to Macroaxis Advice on Duck Creek to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Duck Creek Technologies In The Money Call Balance

When Duck Creek's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Duck Creek Technologies stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Duck Creek's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' option contracts written on Duck Creek Technologies are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Duck Creek Current Options Market Mood

Duck Creek's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Duck Creek Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Duck Creek's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Duck Creek's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Duck Creek's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Duck Creek Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Duck Creek is a key component of Duck Creek valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Duck Creek.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Duck Creek's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Duck Creek in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
7.9010.9413.98
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
9.8618.6021.64
Details
Earnings
Estimates (4)
LowProjected EPSHigh
0.000.020.04
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Duck Creek. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Duck Creek's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Duck Creek's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Duck Creek Technologies.

Additional Duck Creek Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Duck Creek is a key component of Duck Creek valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Duck Creek.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Duck Creek's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Duck Creek in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
7.9010.9413.98
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
9.8618.6021.64
Details
Earnings
Estimates (4)
LowProjected EPSHigh
0.000.020.04
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Duck Creek. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Duck Creek's peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Duck Creek's competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Duck Creek Technologies.

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The data published in Duck Creek's official financial statements usually reflect Duck Creek's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Duck Creek Technologies. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Duck Creek accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Duck Creek's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Software space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Duck Creek's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Duck Creek's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Duck Creek's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Duck Creek Technologies. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Duck Creek's management to manipulate its earnings.