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NASDAQ:FFIV

F5 - FFIV Stock Forecast, Price & News

$173.55
+3.30 (+1.94%)
(As of 08/18/2022 01:21 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$170.91
$174.32
50-Day Range
$144.85
$173.26
52-Week Range
$142.43
$249.00
Volume
3,800 shs
Average Volume
703,640 shs
Market Capitalization
$10.34 billion
P/E Ratio
30.99
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$211.38

F5 MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.43 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
21.6% Upside
$211.38 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.97% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-0.96
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.20mentions of F5 in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.22 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
17.41%
From $6.72 to $7.89 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.65 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

166th out of 667 stocks

Computer & Office Equipment Industry

5th out of 14 stocks

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About F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Stock

F5, Inc. provides multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions for the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company's multi-cloud application security and delivery solutions enable its customers to develop, deploy, operate, secure, and govern applications in any architecture, from on-premises to the public cloud. It offers application security and delivery products, including BIG-IP appliances and VIPRION chassis and related software modules and software-only Virtual Editions; Local Traffic Manager and DNS Services; Advanced Firewall Manager and Policy Enforcement Manager that leverage the unique performance characteristics of its hardware and software architecture; Application Security Manager and Access Policy Manager; NGINX Plus and NGINX Controller; Shape Defense and Enterprise Defense; Secure Web Gateway, and Silverline DDoS and Application security offerings; and online fraud and abuse prevention solutions. The company also provides a range of professional services, including consulting, training, installation, maintenance, and other technical support services. F5, Inc. sells its products to large enterprise businesses, public sector institutions, governments, and service providers through distributors, value-added resellers, managed service providers, and systems integrators in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. It has partnerships with public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. The company was formerly known as F5 Networks, Inc. and changed its name to F5, Inc. in November 2021. F5, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several equities research analysts recently commented on FFIV shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $178.00 price target on shares of F5 in a report on Thursday, July 14th. Bank of America lowered F5 from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $215.00 to $170.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 20th. Piper Sandler lowered F5 from an "overweight" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $197.00 to $173.00 in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on F5 from $167.00 to $171.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their price target on F5 from $210.00 to $200.00 and set a "sector perform" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, F5 currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $211.38.

F5 Stock Down 1.6 %

F5 stock traded down $2.70 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $170.25. The company's stock had a trading volume of 260,887 shares, compared to its average volume of 604,488. F5 has a fifty-two week low of $142.43 and a fifty-two week high of $249.00. The company has a market cap of $10.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.40, a P/E/G ratio of 5.49 and a beta of 1.15. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $158.49 and a 200-day simple moving average of $179.62.

F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The network technology company reported $2.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.23 by $0.34. F5 had a return on equity of 19.06% and a net margin of 12.83%. The company had revenue of $674.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $667.81 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.98 earnings per share. F5's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that F5 will post 6.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling at F5

In other F5 news, EVP Scot Frazier Rogers sold 878 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $165.56, for a total value of $145,361.68. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,201 shares in the company, valued at $1,688,877.56. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In other news, EVP Ana Maria White sold 170 shares of F5 stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $164.24, for a total transaction of $27,920.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 30,149 shares in the company, valued at $4,951,671.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Scot Frazier Rogers sold 878 shares of F5 stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $165.56, for a total value of $145,361.68. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 10,201 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,688,877.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 7,319 shares of company stock worth $1,221,322 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock.

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FFIV Stock News Headlines

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The soaring demand for lithium is driven by worldwide demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Lithium is ideal for electric cars. It's lightweight, stores lots of energy and is rechargeable. Sales of EVs are expected to increase 10-fold by 2030 and estimates are that 1 in 2 cars sold will be electric by 2040.
F5, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) CFO Sells $170,000.00 in Stock
F5, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) EVP Sells $28,220.00 in Stock
Investor Alert: EV Initiatives Create Unsustainable Demand For Lithium
The soaring demand for lithium is driven by worldwide demand for electric vehicles (EVs). Lithium is ideal for electric cars. It's lightweight, stores lots of energy and is rechargeable. Sales of EVs are expected to increase 10-fold by 2030 and estimates are that 1 in 2 cars sold will be electric by 2040.
F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) PT Lowered to $208.00
F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Price Target Cut to $205.00
F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) PT Raised to $171.00
F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Price Target Lowered to $208.00 at Cowen
F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) Shares Gap Up on Strong Earnings
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FFIV Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/25/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/25/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Computer & office equipment
Sub-Industry
Communications Equipment
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:FFIV
CUSIP
31561610
Employees
6,461
Year Founded
1996

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$211.38
High Stock Price Forecast
$307.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$170.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+21.8%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.43
Research Coverage
14 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$331.24 million
Pretax Margin
15.28%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.60 billion
Cash Flow
$9.88 per share
Book Value
$39.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
59,288,000
Market Cap
$10.34 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.15

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FFIV Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell F5 stock right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for F5 in the last twelve months. There are currently 8 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" FFIV shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in FFIV, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is F5's stock price forecast for 2022?

14 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for F5's stock. Their FFIV share price forecasts range from $170.00 to $307.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $211.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have FFIV shares performed in 2022?

F5's stock was trading at $244.71 at the start of the year. Since then, FFIV stock has decreased by 30.4% and is now trading at $170.25.
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When is F5's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 25th 2022.
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How were F5's earnings last quarter?

F5, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) released its earnings results on Monday, July, 25th. The network technology company reported $2.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.23 by $0.34. The network technology company earned $674.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $667.81 million. F5 had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.06% and a net margin of 12.83%. The company's revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.98 earnings per share.
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What guidance has F5 issued on next quarter's earnings?

F5 issued an update on its fourth quarter 2022 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.45-$2.57 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $2.28. The company issued revenue guidance of $680.00 million-$700.00 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $689.44 million.

What is Francois Locoh-Donou's approval rating as F5's CEO?

215 employees have rated F5 Chief Executive Officer Francois Locoh-Donou on Glassdoor.com. Francois Locoh-Donou has an approval rating of 89% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of F5 own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other F5 investors own include Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Micron Technology (MU), Salesforce (CRM), Netflix (NFLX), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Alibaba Group (BABA).

What is F5's stock symbol?

F5 trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FFIV."

Who are F5's major shareholders?

F5's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.67%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.65%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (2.12%), UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. (1.42%), Northern Trust Corp (1.14%) and Allianz Asset Management GmbH (1.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan Higginson, Ana Maria White, Angus James Bruce Robertson, Chad Michael Whalen, Deborah L Bevier, Francis J Pelzer, Francis J Pelzer, Francois Locoh-Donou, Geng Lin, Marie Myers, Michael L Dreyer, Mika Yamamoto, Scot B Jarvis, Scot Frazier Rogers and Thomas Dean Fountain.
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How do I buy shares of F5?

Shares of FFIV stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is F5's stock price today?

One share of FFIV stock can currently be purchased for approximately $170.25.

How much money does F5 make?

F5 (NASDAQ:FFIV) has a market capitalization of $10.14 billion and generates $2.60 billion in revenue each year. The network technology company earns $331.24 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does F5 have?

The company employs 6,461 workers across the globe.

Does F5 have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of F5: Acopia Networks, Crescendo Networks, Defense.Net Inc, F5 Government Solutions LLC, F5 Networks Ltd., F5 Networks Singapore Pte Ltd, LineRate Systems Inc, MagniFire Websystems Inc, Nginx Inc., Shape Security Inc, Shape Security Inc., Swan Labs, Threat Stack, Traffix Communication Systems Ltd, Traffix Communication Systems Ltd., Versafe Ltd, Versafe Ltd., and Volterra Inc.
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When was F5 founded?

F5 was founded in 1996.

How can I contact F5?

F5's mailing address is 801 5TH AVENUE, SEATTLE WA, 98104. The official website for the company is www.f5.com. The network technology company can be reached via phone at (206) 272-5555, via email at s.dulong@f5.com, or via fax at 206-272-5556.

This page (NASDAQ:FFIV) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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