The price-to-earnings ratio for Palo Alto Networks Inc (NASDAQ: PANW) is above average at 140.35x. The 36-month beta value for PANW is also noteworthy at 1.09. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 35 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 rating it as “overweight,” 7 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

The average price estimated by analysts for PANW is $283.83, which is $36.24 above than the current price. The public float for PANW is 306.18M, and at present, short sellers hold a 5.90% of that float. The average trading volume of PANW on November 20, 2023 was 3.74M shares.

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PANW) stock’s latest price update

Palo Alto Networks Inc (NASDAQ: PANW)’s stock price has gone rise by 2.18 in comparison to its previous close of 242.30, however, the company has experienced a -2.34% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. InvestorPlace reported 2023-11-19 that Cybersecurity stocks are great long-term buys because unbelievably, we’re still not prepared for cyber attacks. Even after hundreds of attacks over the years, some of the biggest companies in the world – even government agencies aren’t prepared.

PANW’s Market Performance

Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) has experienced a -2.34% fall in stock performance for the past week, with a -2.19% drop in the past month, and a 2.82% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.05%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 3.15% for PANW. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.77% for PANW’s stock, with a simple moving average of 13.30% for the last 200 days.

PANW Trading at 1.21% 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 -6.89% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.15%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.05%, as shares surge +1.85% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -0.46% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PANW fell by -2.34%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +52.32% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $245.92. In addition, Palo Alto Networks Inc saw 77.43% 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 PANW starting from Klarich Lee, who sale 45,000 shares at the price of $243.48 back on Nov 03. After this action, Klarich Lee now owns 185,217 shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc, valued at $10,956,386 using the latest closing price.

ZUK NIR, the EVP, Chief Technology Officer of Palo Alto Networks Inc, sale 36,000 shares at $243.05 during a trade that took place back on Nov 01, which means that ZUK NIR is holding 1,511,567 shares at $8,749,741 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PANW

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for Palo Alto Networks Inc stands at +6.38. The total capital return value is set at 9.40, while invested capital returns managed to touch 34.98. Equity return is now at value 45.84, with 4.49 for asset returns.

Based on Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW), the company’s capital structure generated 129.87 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 56.50. Total debt to assets is 15.66, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 15.97. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 6.95.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 10.66, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.76 and the total asset turnover is 0.52. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.74.


In summary, Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have mixed opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.