Insider Trading and Upgrades/Downgrades for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)


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).

Insider Trades:

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.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

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.