Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $177.49. The stock traded with the volume of 2.64 Million in the last trading session. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. opened at $135.95 and closed by showing a decrease of -1.97%. The Bid price in the last session was $133.55 x 100 and the Ask price was $133.84 x 100. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 12.25 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $194.73 and 52-Week Low of $111.09 and it touched its 52-week high on Dec 3, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Feb 8, 2016.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 21 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.5/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.5/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 0%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 23 – Feb 27 (Est.).
Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 51.4%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 57.5%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 88.18% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 31.72% per annum.
35 number of analysts also provided their insight on Palo Alto Networks, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $177.49. They also projected Low Price Target as $145 while High Price Target is set at $210.
A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 17 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 19 reported it as Buy.6 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 0 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. annual Divided is 0 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 0 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 36. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 8.28 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 14, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 8.81 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 19.11.
The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of -9.3 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at -33.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of -15.1%.
The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -12.07% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -12.48 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.2 percent.
A look at performance overview of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is -17.06 percent while Performance Month is -11.88%. Quarterly performance shows a value of -6.88% and Half Year Performance value stands at -0.66%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of -28.7 percent. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has its YTD performance of -24.16 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).
Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 14 Nov 2016 where Director Warmenhoven (Daniel J) did a transaction type “Sell” in which 1950 shares were traded at a price of $157.64. Another insider trade includes Director Warmenhoven (Daniel J) who also initiated a transaction in which 1950 shares were traded on 14 Nov 2016 as “Buy”. On 7 Nov 2016 Director Warmenhoven (Daniel J) traded 1950 shares as “Buy” at $15.5. Chief Technology Officer Zuk (Nir) Sell 3526 shares on 6 Nov 2016 at the price of $152.94.
The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Rosenblatt on 12-Sep-16 who Initiated the stock to Buy. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 31-Aug-16, Raymond James took an action “Downgrade” from Strong Buy to Outperform. On 27-May-16, the stock was Downgrade to Hold by Deutsche Bank.