Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) went up by 1.83% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $485.75. The company’s stock price has collected 4.80% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 47 min ago that Tech Data Signs Distribution Partnership with Palo Alto Networks in India & SAARC
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Plus, the 36-month beta value for PANW is at 1.43. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 29 analysts out of 36 who provided ratings for Palo Alto Networks Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $531.78, which is -$5.32 below the current price. PANW currently public float of 95.30M and currently shorts hold a 6.24% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PANW was 1.25M shares.
PANW’s Market Performance
PANW stocks went up by 4.80% for the week, with a monthly jump of 29.62% and a quarterly performance of 34.36%, while its annual performance rate touched 97.30%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.02% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.47% for Palo Alto Networks Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.96% for PANW stocks with a simple moving average of 32.78% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of PANW
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PANW stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for PANW by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for PANW in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $525 based on the research report published on September 10th of the current year 2021.
UBS, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PANW reach a price target of $420, previously predicting the price at $400. The rating they have provided for PANW stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on August 24th, 2021.
Truist gave a rating of “Buy” to PANW, setting the target price at $475 in the report published on August 24th of the current year.
PANW Trading at 19.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought PANW to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.19% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.47%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.02%, as shares surge +30.92% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +30.04% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, PANW rose by +4.80%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +63.08% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $438.77. In addition, Palo Alto Networks Inc. saw 36.42% 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 PANW starting from MCLAUGHLIN MARK D, who sale 1,500 shares at the price of $460.03 back on Sep 08. After this action, MCLAUGHLIN MARK D now owns 4,500 shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc., valued at $690,052 using the latest closing price.
Klarich Lee, the EVP, Chief Product Officer of Palo Alto Networks Inc., sale 6,870 shares at $462.48 during a trade that took place back on Sep 08, which means that Klarich Lee is holding 258,883 shares at $3,177,231 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for PANW
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- -7.15 for the present operating margin
- +70.05 for the gross margin
The net margin for Palo Alto Networks Inc. stands at -11.72. The total capital return value is set at -6.80, while invested capital returns managed to touch -13.73. Equity return is now at value -58.40, with -5.20 for asset returns.
Based on Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW), the company’s capital structure generated 588.54 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 85.48. Total debt to assets is 36.46, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 332.64. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 48.31.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.23, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.10. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.74 and the total asset turnover is 0.44. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.85.