Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) Analysts See $-0.13 EPS

May 17, 2018 - By Duane Lopez

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.06, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 36 investors sold Palo Alto Networks, Inc. shares while 160 reduced holdings. 87 funds opened positions while 152 raised stakes. 70.89 million shares or 1.01% more from 70.19 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd invested in 0% or 6,662 shares. Bessemer Gp invested in 0.01% or 14,892 shares. Manufacturers Life Com The invested in 0% or 9,771 shares. Moreover, St Germain D J Incorporated has 0.34% invested in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Oppenheimer Asset Management has invested 0.09% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Jump Trading Limited Com owns 896 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Klingenstein Fields Ltd Company reported 174,012 shares or 0.93% of all its holdings. Aviance Lc holds 278 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Limited Com stated it has 81,170 shares. Dubuque Fincl Bank And Communication holds 0.08% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) or 3,446 shares. Netherlands-based Apg Asset Management Nv has invested 0.01% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Private Advisor Gp Ltd Liability Company reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Cambridge Trust owns 134,296 shares. Synovus Fincl owns 13,757 shares. Quantitative Mngmt Limited reported 24,700 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 selling transactions for $67.31 million activity. $4.44M worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) was sold by ZUK NIR on Tuesday, January 2. MERESMAN STANLEY J had sold 1,980 shares worth $369,844.

Analysts expect Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) to report $-0.13 EPS on June, 4 after the close.They anticipate $0.38 EPS change or 74.51 % from last quarter’s $-0.51 EPS. After having $-0.40 EPS previously, Palo Alto Networks, Inc.’s analysts see -67.50 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $199.72. About 588,365 shares traded. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has risen 60.50% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.95% the S&P500.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 23 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Palo Alto Networks had 41 analyst reports since November 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Gabelli downgraded Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Monday, April 30 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, February 27. As per Thursday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by JMP Securities. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, February 22. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of PANW in report on Wednesday, November 22 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Stephens. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, February 27.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $18.34 billion. The Company’s platform includes Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network cyber threats; Advanced Endpoint Protection, which prevents cyber-attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities on various fixed, mobile, and virtual endpoints and servers; and Threat Intelligence Cloud, which offers central intelligence capabilities, security for software as a service applications, and automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber-attacks. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides firewall appliances and software; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of appliances deployed on an end-customer's network as a virtual or a physical appliance; and Virtual System Upgrades, which are available as extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with physical appliances.

More notable recent Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “Cybersecurity Stocks Trade Lower After White House Eliminates Vacant Cyber Coordinator Position” on May 16, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “3 Cybersecurity Stocks That Could Roar Higher” published on May 10, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “UPDATE: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) PT Raised to $225 at Stephens Following 3Q Checks” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Light Street’s Kacher picks Palo Alto at Sohn” published on April 23, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “New Street Research Starts Palo Alto Networks (PANW) at Outperform” with publication date: May 03, 2018.

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