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Dell Technologies Inc. [NYSE: DELL] shares went higher by 0.57% from its previous closing of $49.51, now trading at the price of $49.79, also adding 0.28 points. Is DELL stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.28 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of DELL shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 172.10M float and a -1.91% run over in the last seven days. DELL share price has been hovering between $70.55 and $41.57 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

Dell Technologies Inc. [NYSE:DELL]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Stock market traders oftentimes pay a lot of attention to what top analysts say regarding a potential investment. Regarding Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL], the latest average analyst recommendation we can see is from the quarter closing in January. On average, stock market experts give DELL an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 41.57 to 70.55. This is compared to its latest closing price of $49.51.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] is sitting at 2.00. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.00.

For the quarter ending in Apr-19 Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] generated $21.99 billion in sales. That’s 1.14% lower than the average estimate of $22.24 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Pay attention for this company’s financial results, of which the next release is scheduled to happen on Thu 29 Aug (In 16 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] sitting at +0.61 and its Gross Margin at +27.48, this company’s Net Margin is now -1.50%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 0.91, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 0.00%. Its Return on Equity is -89.87, and its Return on Assets is -1.97. These metrics suggest that this Dell Technologies Inc. does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 109.33, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 47.86.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 9.59 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 6.45. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.88, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.61. companyname [DELL] has a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 5.55.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] earns $575,771 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 5.67 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.77. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.72 and its Current Ratio is 0.80. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] has 731.37M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $36.21B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 41.57 to 70.55. At its current price, it has moved down by -29.43% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 19.77% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 37.58. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] a Reliable Buy?

Dell Technologies Inc. [DELL] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.