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The Chart for Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) Is Flashing Mixed Signals

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:PANW) went down by -0.19% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $213.63. The company’s stock price has collected -4.34% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 08/23/22 that Palo Alto’s Earnings Were Fantastic. But This Technician Says It’s Time to Short the Stock.

Is It Worth Investing in Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NASDAQ :PANW) Right Now?

Plus, the 36-month beta value for PANW is at 1.13. 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,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $219.27, which is $42.4 above the current price. PANW currently public float of 293.79M and currently shorts hold a 7.63% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PANW was 4.30M shares.

PANW’s Market Performance

PANW stocks went down by -4.34% for the week, with a monthly jump of 2.25% and a quarterly performance of 5.15%, while its annual performance rate touched 10.68%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.57% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.64% for Palo Alto Networks Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.29% for PANW stocks with a simple moving average of -1.26% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PANW

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PANW stocks, with MKM Partners repeating the rating for PANW by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for PANW in the upcoming period, according to MKM Partners is $250 based on the research report published on September 16th of the current year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PANW reach a price target of $220. The rating they have provided for PANW stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 15th, 2022.

Atlantic Equities gave a rating of “Neutral” to PANW, setting the target price at $495 in the report published on September 02nd of the current year.

PANW Trading at 0.29% 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 -18.07% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.64%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.57%, as shares surge +3.35% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +1.77% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PANW fell by -4.34%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $183.14. In addition, Palo Alto Networks Inc. saw -5.69% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PANW starting from Klarich Lee, who sale 3,866 shares at the price of $530.54 back on Sep 07. After this action, Klarich Lee now owns 232,158 shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc., valued at $2,051,068 using the latest closing price.

ZUK NIR, the EVP, Chief Technology Officer of Palo Alto Networks Inc., sale 12,000 shares at $541.96 during a trade that took place back on Sep 01, which means that ZUK NIR is holding 659,812 shares at $6,503,577 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PANW

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -3.33 for the present operating margin
  • +71.05 for the gross margin

The net margin for Palo Alto Networks Inc. stands at -4.85. Equity return is now at value -90.20, with -2.40 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.73.

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