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

May 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.06, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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.
Howe Rusling holds 0% or 36 shares in its portfolio. Great Lakes Advsrs Limited Liability has invested 0.07% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). 177 are owned by Ruggie Cap Gru. California-based Whittier has invested 0% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Pathstone Family Office Ltd Liability Corporation reported 8 shares. Susquehanna Int Gp Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). First Interstate Bancshares reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Yorktown Mgmt & Rech invested in 1,600 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Cibc Incorporated stated it has 6,992 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Magnetar Fincl Ltd Liability Company owns 7,751 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Wasatch Advsr Inc stated it has 0.02% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). New Jersey Better Educational Savings holds 1,600 shares. Moreover, Tortoise Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0% invested in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt, Sweden-based fund reported 1,400 shares. Nomura Inc stated it has 0% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 15 insider sales for $67.31 million activity. 30,000 shares were sold by ZUK NIR, worth $4.76 million on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $373,709 were sold by MERESMAN STANLEY J on Tuesday, March 13.

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 1.22% or $2.46 during the last trading session, reaching $199.78. About 813,391 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. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Piper Jaffray. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of PANW in report on Tuesday, November 21 with “Hold” rating. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $212.0 target in Tuesday, February 27 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, April 20 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, February 27. Maxim Group maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Tuesday, November 21 with “Buy” rating. Bernstein maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rating on Tuesday, November 21. Bernstein has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Thursday, March 1 by JMP Securities. As per Tuesday, February 27, the company rating was maintained by BTIG Research.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $18.35 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: Investorplace.com which released: “3 Cybersecurity Stocks That Could Roar Higher” on May 10, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “25 Unstoppable Stocks to Buy No Matter What” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Light Street’s Kacher picks Palo Alto at Sohn” on April 23, 2018. More interesting news about Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “UPDATE: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) PT Raised to $225 at Stephens Following 3Q Checks” published on May 14, 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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