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Is a Correction Looming Ahead for Pure Storage Inc. (PSTG)

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Pure Storage Inc. (NYSE:PSTG) went down by -0.73% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $29.53. The company’s stock price has collected -3.02% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported 7 hours ago that Pure Storage Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for PSTG is at 1.37. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 17 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Pure Storage Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 2 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $31.44, which is $4.01 above the current price. PSTG currently public float of 267.74M and currently shorts hold a 7.73% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PSTG was 3.70M shares.

PSTG’s Market Performance

PSTG stocks went down by -3.02% for the week, with a monthly jump of 3.49% and a quarterly performance of 30.21%, while its annual performance rate touched 38.55%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.06% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.88% for Pure Storage Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.50% for PSTG stocks with a simple moving average of 21.29% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PSTG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PSTG stocks, with Stifel repeating the rating for PSTG by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for PSTG in the upcoming period, according to Stifel is $25 based on the research report published on May 21st of the current year 2021.

Evercore ISI, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PSTG reach a price target of $30. The rating they have provided for PSTG stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on May 13th, 2021.

KeyBanc Capital Markets gave a rating of “Overweight” to PSTG, setting the target price at $25 in the report published on April 23rd of the current year.

PSTG Trading at 2.23% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PSTG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -7.62% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.88%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.06%, as shares surge +2.02% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.02% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PSTG fell by -3.02%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -2.05% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $27.72. In addition, Pure Storage Inc. saw 20.65% 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 PSTG starting from Sands Anita M, who sale 74,157 shares at the price of $26.79 back on Sep 10. After this action, Sands Anita M now owns 26,819 shares of Pure Storage Inc., valued at $1,986,838 using the latest closing price.

Sands Anita M, the Director of Pure Storage Inc., sale 30,380 shares at $21.48 during a trade that took place back on Apr 08, which means that Sands Anita M is holding 28,339 shares at $652,709 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PSTG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -13.61 for the present operating margin
  • +68.27 for the gross margin

The net margin for Pure Storage Inc. stands at -16.75. The total capital return value is set at -14.85, while invested capital returns managed to touch -18.64. Equity return is now at value -35.30, with -9.30 for asset returns.

Based on Pure Storage Inc. (PSTG), the company’s capital structure generated 121.12 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 54.78. Total debt to assets is 32.22, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 116.82. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 52.83.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.08, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.16. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.66 and the total asset turnover is 0.65. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.43.

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