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BMO Capital cuts DoubleVerify stock PT to $42 from $44, maintains outperform

EditorIsmeta Mujdragic
Published 03/01/2024, 07:49 AM
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On Friday, BMO Capital Markets adjusted its outlook on DoubleVerify (NYSE:DV), a software platform for digital media measurement and analytics. The firm lowered the price target to $42.00 from the previous $44.00, while reiterating an Outperform rating on the company's stock.

The adjustment follows DoubleVerify's recent performance, which indicates the company is expanding its leadership in the market despite a softer outlook for the first quarter. Both DoubleVerify and its peer Integral Ad Science (IAS) have projected a milder start to the year.

BMO Capital noted that DoubleVerify's prospects are expected to improve in the second half of 2024, driven by new enterprise client spending and a significant increase in the adoption of new social media solutions, which saw a 62% year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter.

The firm emphasized that DoubleVerify remains a top small to mid-cap (SMID-Cap) selection in the sector.

"Guidance will be viewed as a disappointment, but DV remains a top SMID-Cap pick", says BMO analyst.

BMO Capital encourages investors to consider purchasing shares, especially if there is any dip in the stock's price.

InvestingPro Insights

Following BMO Capital Markets' updated outlook on DoubleVerify, key metrics from InvestingPro paint a more comprehensive picture of the company's financial health and stock valuation. DoubleVerify's market capitalization stands at $5.29 billion, reflecting its position in the market. Despite a challenging quarter, DoubleVerify's gross profit margin remains robust at 81.38% for the last twelve months as of Q4 2023, indicating a strong ability to control costs and maintain profitability on its services.

InvestingPro Data also reveals a high Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio of 75.34, suggesting that the market has high expectations for the company's future earnings growth. This aligns with an InvestingPro Tip highlighting that DoubleVerify is trading at a high earnings multiple, which may be a consideration for investors looking for value opportunities.

Moreover, the stock has experienced significant volatility, with a 27.08% decline in the one-week price total return as of the 61st day of 2024. This supports another InvestingPro Tip indicating that the stock is currently in oversold territory according to the Relative Strength Index (RSI). For investors following technical analysis, this could signal a potential buying opportunity.

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