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Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) went down by -0.14% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $174.61. The company’s stock price has collected 0.35% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 16 hours ago that Proofpoint Announces Expiration of “Go-Shop” Period

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Is It Worth Investing in Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ :PFPT) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for PFPT is at 1.24. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 3 analysts out of 17 who provided ratings for Proofpoint Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 13 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $171.85, which is -$2.91 below the current price. PFPT currently public float of 56.52M and currently shorts hold a 7.53% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PFPT was 1.73M shares.

PFPT’s Market Performance

PFPT stocks went up by 0.35% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.58% and a quarterly performance of 37.34%, while its annual performance rate touched 52.16%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 0.45% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 0.50% for Proofpoint Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.84% for PFPT stocks with a simple moving average of 36.30% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PFPT

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PFPT stocks, with Robert W. Baird repeating the rating for PFPT by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for PFPT in the upcoming period, according to Robert W. Baird is $176 based on the research report published on May 24th of the current year 2021.

Summit Insights, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PFPT reach a price target of $165. The rating they have provided for PFPT stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on April 26th, 2021.

Monness Crespi & Hardt gave a rating of “Buy” to PFPT, setting the target price at $155 in the report published on February 05th of the current year.

PFPT Trading at 10.25% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PFPT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.58% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.50%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.45%, as shares surge +1.46% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +38.58% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PFPT rose by +0.35%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +55.31% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $172.28. In addition, Proofpoint Inc. saw 27.26% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PFPT starting from Knight David, who sale 2,500 shares at the price of $129.67 back on Apr 06. After this action, Knight David now owns 15,520 shares of Proofpoint Inc., valued at $324,168 using the latest closing price.

Steele Gary, the Chairman and CEO of Proofpoint Inc., sale 5,000 shares at $129.88 during a trade that took place back on Apr 06, which means that Steele Gary is holding 65,040 shares at $649,389 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PFPT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -9.07 for the present operating margin
  • +72.22 for the gross margin

The net margin for Proofpoint Inc. stands at -15.60. The total capital return value is set at -6.73, while invested capital returns managed to touch -11.78. Equity return is now at value -28.60, with -5.60 for asset returns.

Based on Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT), the company’s capital structure generated 224.25 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 69.16. Total debt to assets is 39.65, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 217.79. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 67.17.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.52, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.13. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.03 and the total asset turnover is 0.43. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.39.

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