DocuSign Inc DOCU has an elevated risk profile given the CEO transition, execution challenges, high employee turnover and a deteriorating macro environment, according to Piper Sandler.
The DocuSign Analyst: Rob Owens downgraded DocuSign from Neutral to Underweight and lowering the price target from $65 to $54.
The DocuSign Tajeaways: The company’s revenues are unlikely to reacceleration in the near-term, Owens said in the downgrade note.
“Recent commentary from DOCU has attributed softening growth in part to the weaker macro backdrop and post-COVID demand normalization,” the analyst wrote.
Commentary from competitors like Adobe Inc ADBE “suggests that these dynamics are not felt equally,” he said.
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“While we acknowledge an approximately 80% drop in shares from peak levels, we remain cautious and believe the primary upside driver would come only from a potential takeout,” Owens further mentioned.
DOCU Price Action: Shares of DocuSign were trading down slightly at $67.64 midday Thursday.
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