NASDAQ:NTCT - NetScout Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $25.70 -0.10 (-0.39 %) (As of 09/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$25.70Today's Range$25.5250 - $25.9552-Week Range$23.15 - $33.50Volume3.28 million shsAverage Volume615,710 shsMarket Capitalization$2.08 billionP/E Ratio25.96Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.3 Company ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarnings HistoryFinancialsInsider TradesHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email NetScout Systems, Inc. provides real-time operational intelligence and performance analytics for digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security in the United States, Europe, Asia, and internationally. The company offers nGeniusONE management software that enables customers to predict, preempt, and resolve network and service delivery problems, as well as facilitate the optimization and capacity planning of their network infrastructures; and specialized platforms and analytic modules that enable its customers to analyze and troubleshoot traffic in radio access and Wi-Fi networks. It also provides Intelligent Data Sources under the InfiniStream brand name that provide real-time collection and analysis of data from the network; packet flow systems that deliver targeted network traffic access to an increasing number of monitoring and security systems; and a suite of test access points that enable non-disruptive access to network traffic with multiple link type and speed options. In addition, the company offers portable network analysis and troubleshooting tools, which help customers identify key issues that impact network and application performance. Further, it provides security solutions that enable service providers and enterprises to protect their networks against distributed denial of service attacks; and threat detection solutions that enable enterprises to identify and investigate advanced threat campaigns that present tangible risks to the integrity of their networks. The company serves enterprise customers in industries, such as financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, education, transportation, and retail; mobile operators, wireline operators, cable operators, and cloud providers; and governmental agencies through a direct sales force, and indirect reseller and distribution channels. NetScout Systems, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts. Receive NTCT News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for NTCT and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Computer integrated systems design Sub-IndustryApplication Software SectorComputer and Technology SymbolNASDAQ:NTCT CUSIP64115T10 Webwww.netscout.com Phone978-614-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.29 Current Ratio2.00 Quick Ratio1.90 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.96 Forward P/E Ratio29.20 P/E Growth2.94 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$986.79 million Price / Sales2.10 Cash Flow$2.7487 per share Price / Cash9.35 Book Value$23.71 per share Price / Book1.08 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.99 Net Income$79.81 million Net Margins4.28% Return on Equity3.79% Return on Assets2.47% Miscellaneous Employees3,019 Outstanding Shares80,540,000Market Cap$2.08 billion NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) Frequently Asked Questions What is NetScout Systems' stock symbol? NetScout Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "NTCT." How will NetScout Systems' stock buyback program work? NetScout Systems declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Friday, October 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 25,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were NetScout Systems' earnings last quarter? NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The technology company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.02. The technology company had revenue of $205.11 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $210.47 million. NetScout Systems had a net margin of 4.28% and a return on equity of 3.79%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.08 earnings per share. View NetScout Systems' Earnings History. When is NetScout Systems' next earnings date? NetScout Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for NetScout Systems. What price target have analysts set for NTCT? 6 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for NetScout Systems' shares. Their forecasts range from $23.00 to $31.00. On average, they anticipate NetScout Systems' stock price to reach $27.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for NetScout Systems. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for NetScout Systems? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for NetScout Systems in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for NetScout Systems. What are Wall Street analysts saying about NetScout Systems stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about NetScout Systems stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "NetScout Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business assurance - a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions - for today's most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT's Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. " (8/2/2018) 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "We think the company likely has about 100-125 employees and had cumulatively raised about $50mm of capital (Crunchbase). FY19 revenue to gain but margin will likely come under pressure. Current consensus is looking for about 50bps of margin expansion and 16% revenue growth in FY19. We think the acquisition will contribute a few points of growth next year but given the absorption of over 100 employees, some margin pressure is likely. Despite near-term profitability impact, we like the acquisition as it helps enhance Red Hat’s position in the fast growing area of container management. Based on our field work, most of new workloads are being deployed on containers with Red Hat showing up as a leader among commercial vendors of the technology." (1/30/2018) Are investors shorting NetScout Systems? NetScout Systems saw a decrease in short interest during the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,854,360 shares, a decrease of 14.8% from the July 31st total of 10,398,384 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 610,830 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 14.5 days. Currently, 11.4% of the shares of the company are short sold. View NetScout Systems' Current Options Chain. Who are some of NetScout Systems' key competitors? Some companies that are related to NetScout Systems include CSRA (CSRA), Caci International (CACI), Science Applications International (SAIC), Verint Systems (VRNT), Ebix (EBIX), Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (MDRX), Scientific Games (SGMS), Convergys (CVG), Quality Systems (QSII), Sykes Enterprises (SYKE), Unisys (UIS), VASCO Data Security International (VDSI), Onespan (OSPN), Ribbon Communications (RBBN) and KEYW (KEYW). Who are NetScout Systems' key executives? NetScout Systems' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Anil K. Singhal, Co-Founder, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 64)Ms. Jean A. Bua, Exec. VP, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer & Treasurer (Age 59)Mr. Michael Szabados, Chief Operating Officer (Age 66)Mr. John W. Downing, Exec. VP of Worldwide Sales Operations (Age 60)Mr. Bruce A. Kelley Jr., CTO, Sr. VP & Service Provider (Age 55) Has NetScout Systems been receiving favorable news coverage? News stories about NTCT stock have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NetScout Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for NetScout Systems. Who are NetScout Systems' major shareholders? NetScout Systems' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (11.96%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.83%), Fisher Asset Management LLC (3.63%), Voya Investment Management LLC (2.14%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.07%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.07%). Company insiders that own NetScout Systems stock include Jean A Bua, John Downing, Michael Szabados, Victor Demarines and Vincent J Mullarkey. View Institutional Ownership Trends for NetScout Systems. Which institutional investors are selling NetScout Systems stock? NTCT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Nova Scotia, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, California Public Employees Retirement System, Engineers Gate Manager LP, Royce & Associates LP and BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA. Company insiders that have sold NetScout Systems company stock in the last year include Jean A Bua, John Downing, Michael Szabados and Vincent J Mullarkey. View Insider Buying and Selling for NetScout Systems. Which institutional investors are buying NetScout Systems stock? NTCT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Rice Hall James & Associates LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Bank of America Corp DE, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and Horrell Capital Management Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for NetScout Systems. How do I buy shares of NetScout Systems? Shares of NTCT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is NetScout Systems' stock price today? One share of NTCT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.70. How big of a company is NetScout Systems? NetScout Systems has a market capitalization of $2.08 billion and generates $986.79 million in revenue each year. The technology company earns $79.81 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.99 on an earnings per share basis. NetScout Systems employs 3,019 workers across the globe. How can I contact NetScout Systems? NetScout Systems' mailing address is 310 LITTLETON ROAD, WESTFORD MA, 01886. The technology company can be reached via phone at 978-614-4000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for NetScout Systems (NASDAQ NTCT)Community Ranking: 2.8 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 351 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 272 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 623MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about NetScout Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NTCT will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NTCT will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 9/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Considered a Good Return on Equity (ROE)?