How Analysts Feel About F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)?

May 23, 2018 - By Mona Holcomb

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.84 in Q4 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, as 42 investors sold F5 Networks, Inc. shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Kbc Group Nv, a Belgium-based fund reported 7,583 shares. Ls Inv Advsr Ltd Liability Corp holds 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 3,143 shares. Glg Prtnrs Lp stated it has 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 47 are owned by Wealthtrust. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Ltd Liability Com holds 0.04% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 421,185 shares. Asset Mgmt owns 13,672 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Alabama-based Andra Ap has invested 0.15% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Fjarde Ap invested in 0.04% or 19,223 shares. Tiverton Asset Mngmt Lc holds 1,265 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Wms Prns Limited Co holds 0.86% or 57,930 shares in its portfolio. Woodstock Corporation holds 12,050 shares. Quantum Cap Mgmt accumulated 2,418 shares. Swiss Financial Bank accumulated 269,864 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Pinebridge L P has invested 0.13% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Neuberger Berman Group Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 17 sales for $20.13 million activity. $1.09 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Kearny Ryan C. on Thursday, February 1. The insider Rogers Scot Frazier sold 2,738 shares worth $446,238. The insider Locoh-Donou Francois sold 8,439 shares worth $1.37M. Shares for $287,615 were sold by DiLullo John D. HIGGINSON ALAN also sold $289,014 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, February 15. $3.24 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Reinland Andrew on Tuesday, May 1.

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. F5 Networks had 21 analyst reports since January 4, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Buy” rating by William Blair on Friday, April 13. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, April 26. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 25 by BMO Capital Markets. J.P. Morgan initiated F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, May 3 with “Buy” rating. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, January 24. On Sunday, May 20 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Thursday, January 25. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $130 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. Below is a list of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) latest ratings and price target changes.

21/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $188.0000
20/05/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy Maintain
16/05/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
10/05/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Outperform New Target: $188 Initiates Coverage On
03/05/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight New Target: $211 Initiates Coverage On
03/05/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Buy New Target: $211.0000 Initiate
26/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $125 New Target: $135 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $169.0000 Maintain
13/04/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy Upgrade
06/02/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Initiate

The stock increased 0.35% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $174.57. About 399,744 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since May 23, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company has market cap of $10.67 billion. It offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing, traffic management, and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment; Link Controller, which monitors the health and availability of each connection in organizations with more than one Internet service provider; Advanced Firewall Manager, a network firewall; and Application Security Manager, an Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, proactive, and application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks. It has a 26.94 P/E ratio. The firm also provides Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, which offers a set of tools that enables service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers.

More notable recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “UPDATE: F5 Networks (FFIV) PT Raised to $186 at BMO Capital” on May 21, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “F5 Appoints Francis J. Pelzer as Chief Financial Officer” published on May 21, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “F5 Networks Q2 Earnings Preview” published on April 25, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “F5 Networks (FFIV) Names Francis J. Pelzer as Chief Financial Officer” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

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