UBS raised the price target for the Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) stock to “a Neutral”. The rating was released on August 24, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 24, 2021 by Truist that reiterated the stock to a Buy with a price target of $475 for PANW stock. The research report from Summit Insights has reiterated the stock to Buy, with a price target set at $500. The stock was reiterated by Stifel, who disclosed in a research note on August 24, 2021, to Buy and set the price objective to $490. In their research brief published August 24, 2021, Robert W. Baird analysts reiterated the Palo Alto Networks Inc. stock to Outperform with a price target of $480.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) raised 18.60% to close Tuesday’s market session at $441.87, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $419.40 and $446.909 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 11115926 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 941.90K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 20.81% within the last five trades and 10.75% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 19.55% in the last 6 months and 21.03% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. PANW stock is trading at a margin of 15.33%, 15.70% and 25.62% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, PANW deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading 8.59 percent below its 52-week high and 101.45 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 75.57. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Palo Alto Networks Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -6.60 percent and the profit margin is -11.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 69.70 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $42.50 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 62.50. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 10.66 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 42.94, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 1.80 percent of Palo Alto Networks Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 86.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Klarich Lee, the EVP, Chief Product Officer at Palo Alto Networks Inc. (PANW) has sold 6,383 shares of firm on Aug 10 at a price of $389.95 against the total amount of $2.49 million. In another inside trade, MCLAUGHLIN MARK D, Director of Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) sold 1,500 shares of the firm on Aug 03 for a total worth of $0.6 million at a price of $400.55. An inside trade which took place on Aug 02, EVP, Chief Technology Officer of Palo Alto Networks Inc. ZUK NIR sold 12,000 shares of firm against total price of $4.81 million at the cost of $400.75 per share.