CYREN Ltd. (CYRN) Stock: A Strong Pick In The Tech Industry?


CYREN Ltd. (CYRN) is making a move down in the market today. The stock, focused on the technology space, is presently trading at $1.55 after heading down -12.43% so far today. In terms of tech companies, there are quite a few factors that have the potential to cause price movement in the market. News tends to be one of the biggest reasons for the movement. Here are the recent stories relating to CYRN:

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Sep-04-19 06:00AM Cyren Names Vice President of Sales for Americas
Sep-03-19 02:21PM Edited Transcript of CYRN earnings conference call or presentation 14-Aug-19 2:00pm GMT
Aug-27-19 10:14AM 3 Tech Stocks with High Upside for Under $15
Aug-21-19 12:08PM Digital Reasoning CEO takes same role at publicly traded company
Aug-14-19 06:00AM Cyren Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

Nonetheless, when making an investing decision, investors should focus on much more than news, especially in the ever evolving tech sector. Here’s what’s happening in regard to CYREN Ltd..

Returns That CYRN Investors Have Seen

Although a decline in a single session, like the move that we’re seeing from CYREN Ltd. might lead to fear in some investors, a single session fall alone should not be the basis of a decision to, or not to, invest in a company. It is always smart to look at trends experienced by the stock beyond a single trading session. As it relates to CYRN, below are the returns on investment that we have seen:

  • Past 5 Trading Sessions – Over the past 5 trading sessions, CYRN has generated a change in price amounting to -7.19%.
  • Past 30 Days – The performance from CYREN Ltd. over the past month comes to -1.27%.
  • Quarterly – Throughout the last quarter, the company has generated a return that works out to -6.06%
  • Bi-Annually – Over the last 6 months, we’ve seen a change of -27.09% from the company.
  • YTD – Since the close of last year CYRN has produced a return on investment of -48.33%.
  • Annually – Finally, in the last year, we’ve seen performance of -45.61% out of CYRN. Over this period, the stock has sold at a high price of -59.05% and a low price of 19.23%.

Ratios To Pay Attention To

Digging into a few key ratios associated with a stock can provide prospective investors a look of just how risky and/or potentially profitable a stock pick may be. Here are some of the key ratios to consider when looking at CYRN.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. As the ratio heads up, it means that more investors have a belief that the value of the stock is going to go down. In general, strong technology stocks tend to have a lower short ratio. However, we tend to see a lot of short squeezes in the industry. Nonetheless, when it comes to CYREN Ltd., it’s short ratio is 1.67.

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are ratios that are used to measure liquidity. Basically, they measure the company’s abilities to pay for its debts when they come due based on current assets or quick assets. In the tech space, many companies rely on continued investor support as they work to bring new technologies to market, the current and quick ratios can be bad. However, several gems in the technology industry come with good quick and current ratios. As far as CYRN, the quick and current ratios come to 1.10 and 1.10 respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the the price of shares to the book value of assets that are owned by the company. as it relates to CYREN Ltd., the book to share value ratio comes in at 0.44.

Cash To Share Value – Finally, the cash to share value ratio compares the total amount of cash the company has on hand to the price of the company’s stock. In this case, the cash to share value ratio is 0.26.

What Are Big Money Players Doing With CYREN Ltd.

Humans that are into investing seem to be infatuated with the term “Smart money follows big money.” It makes sense. Big money became big money by making smart decisions in the market. So, by following the moves of big money institutions and insiders, we can get a glimpse of what market pros think about a stock. When it comes to big money interest in CYRN, here’s what we’re seeing:

  • Institutions – At the moment, institutional investors own 71.20% of CYREN Ltd.. However, it’s important to consider that the ownership held by institutions has seen a move of -0.24% over the past 3 months.
  • Insider Moves – When it comes to insiders, those close to the company currently own 1.90% of CYREN Ltd.. Their ownership of the company has seen a move of 0.00% in the last 3 months.

How Analysts Feel About CYREN Ltd.

Although it’s not a good idea to unknowingly follow the opinions of analysts, it is a smart idea to consider their opinions when validating your own thoughts when it comes to making investment decisions in the tech space. Here are the most recent moves that we have seen from analysts with regard to CYRN.

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Jun-26-19 Initiated B. Riley FBR Buy $3
Aug-24-15 Initiated Craig Hallum Buy

What We’ve Seen In earnings results

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $-0.19. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $-0.07. Over the last 5 years, CYRN has generated revenue in the amount of $2.20% with earnings coming in at 0.80%. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of -7.50% and revenue has seen movement of 5.40%.

How Many Shares Of CYRN Are Available?

Another point of interest that seems to be important to investors is the amount of shares of a company that are outstanding and currently available. At the moment, there are 46.92M shares of CYREN Ltd. outstanding. Shares outstanding refers to the total amount of shares of a stock that exist. As far as the float goes, or the amount of shares that are actually available on the retail market, CYRN has a float of 24.66M.

It’s also important to look at the short float. After all, when a high percentage of the float is sold short, the overall feeling among investors is that the equity is going to fall. With regard to CYRN, the percentage of the float that is sold short comes to a total of 0.15%. Most investors would say that a high short percent of the float is any percentage over 40%. However, I have found that a short ratio over 26% is generally a a play that could prove to be very risky.

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