Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) went down by -1.09% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $172.41. The company’s stock price has collected 0.18% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 7 hours ago that Fortinet Inc. stock falls Thursday, still outperforms market
Is It Worth Investing in Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ :FTNT) Right Now?
Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ:FTNT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 57.81 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for FTNT is at 1.10. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 14 analysts out of 28 who provided ratings for Fortinet Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 11 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $171.23, which is $0.29 above the current price. FTNT currently public float of 132.45M and currently shorts hold a 2.15% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of FTNT was 1.10M shares.
FTNT’s Market Performance
FTNT stocks went up by 0.18% for the week, with a monthly jump of 12.26% and a quarterly performance of 43.49%, while its annual performance rate touched 58.10%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.61% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.75% for Fortinet Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 5.24% for FTNT stocks with a simple moving average of 24.96% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of FTNT
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FTNT stocks, with KeyBanc Capital Markets repeating the rating for FTNT by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for FTNT in the upcoming period, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets is $185 based on the research report published on February 05th of the current year 2021.
Monness Crespi & Hardt, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FTNT reach a price target of $175, previously predicting the price at $155. The rating they have provided for FTNT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on February 05th, 2021.
Evercore ISI gave a rating of “Outperform” to FTNT, setting the target price at $180 in the report published on January 26th of the current year.
FTNT Trading at 11.23% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought FTNT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -2.56% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.75%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.61%, as shares surge +15.21% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +30.88% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, FTNT rose by +0.18%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +19.61% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $160.75. In addition, Fortinet Inc. saw 13.11% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FTNT starting from Jensen Keith, who sale 10,185 shares at the price of $168.58 back on Feb 25. After this action, Jensen Keith now owns 837 shares of Fortinet Inc., valued at $1,717,037 using the latest closing price.
Xie Michael, the VP, Engineering & CTO of Fortinet Inc., sale 40,000 shares at $168.61 during a trade that took place back on Feb 24, which means that Xie Michael is holding 3,488,214 shares at $6,744,470 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for FTNT
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +18.95 for the present operating margin
- +78.03 for the gross margin
The net margin for Fortinet Inc. stands at +18.83. Equity return is now at value 53.10, with 11.90 for asset returns.
The receivables turnover for the company is 4.10 and the total asset turnover is 0.65. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.50.