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NASDAQ:PANW

Palo Alto Networks Stock Competitors

$468.18
-22.83 (-4.65%)
(As of 05/16/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$466.38
$504.47
50-Day Range
$459.51
$629.01
52-Week Range
$331.57
$640.90
Volume
1.86 million shs
Average Volume
1.71 million shs
Market Capitalization
$46.11 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Beta
1.28

Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW) Vs. CSCO, QCOM, MSI, FFIV, JNPR, CIEN, VSAT, CALX, IDCC, and SATS

Should you be buying Palo Alto Networks stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Palo Alto Networks include Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Motorola Solutions (MSI), F5 (FFIV), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Ciena (CIEN), Viasat (VSAT), Calix (CALX), InterDigital (IDCC), and EchoStar (SATS). These companies are all part of the "communications equipment" industry.

Palo Alto Networks vs.

Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) and Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their media sentiment, institutional ownership, risk, community ranking, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and valuation.

In the previous week, Cisco Systems had 3 more articles in the media than Palo Alto Networks. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Cisco Systems and 4 mentions for Palo Alto Networks. Cisco Systems' average media sentiment score of 0.29 beat Palo Alto Networks' score of -0.06 indicating that Cisco Systems is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Cisco Systems
1 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Palo Alto Networks
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
1 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

73.2% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Cisco Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cisco Systems, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Cisco Systems$49.82 billion4.09$10.59 billion$2.8017.50
Palo Alto Networks$4.26 billion10.83-$498.90 million-$4.74-98.77

Cisco Systems presently has a consensus price target of $62.59, suggesting a potential upside of 27.73%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus price target of $634.26, suggesting a potential upside of 35.47%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than Cisco Systems.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cisco Systems
1 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
8 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.35
Palo Alto Networks
0 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
29 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.91

Cisco Systems received 363 more outperform votes than Palo Alto Networks when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 81.77% of users gave Palo Alto Networks an outperform vote while only 75.14% of users gave Cisco Systems an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Cisco SystemsOutperform Votes
2382
75.14%
Underperform Votes
788
24.86%
Palo Alto NetworksOutperform Votes
2019
81.77%
Underperform Votes
450
18.23%

Cisco Systems has a net margin of 22.94% compared to Palo Alto Networks' net margin of -9.50%. Cisco Systems' return on equity of 30.95% beat Palo Alto Networks' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cisco Systems 22.94% 30.95% 13.27%
Palo Alto Networks -9.50% -42.84% -2.39%

Summary

Cisco Systems beats Palo Alto Networks on 10 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PANW and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Palo Alto Networks (NASDAQ:PANW) vs. Its Competitors

MetricPalo Alto NetworksComputer peripheral equipment IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$46.11B$5.99B$12.32B$5.82B
Dividend YieldN/A5.79%3.76%3.20%
P/E Ratio-98.7756.9523.2913.70
Price / Sales10.833.87772.08100.87
Price / Cash88.5530.1356.5683.33
Price / Book71.9217.3912.034.39
Net Income-$498.90M$60.57M$833.66M$240.60M
7 Day Performance1.89%-1.35%-0.13%-0.48%
1 Month Performance-25.30%-11.96%-9.50%-13.74%
1 Year Performance39.00%-15.98%-11.92%-25.78%

Palo Alto Networks Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
CSCO
Cisco Systems
3.3433 of 5 stars
$49.00
-1.1%
$62.59
+27.7%
-6.3%$203.55B$49.82B17.5079,500Upcoming Earnings
QCOM
QUALCOMM
3.6583 of 5 stars
$133.91
-0.8%
$195.17
+45.7%
+3.7%$149.98B$33.57B13.7145,000
MSI
Motorola Solutions
3.1698 of 5 stars
$209.50
-2.7%
$276.90
+32.2%
+6.6%$35.08B$8.17B28.7418,700Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
Short Interest ↓
FFIV
F5
2.6461 of 5 stars
$167.11
-0.9%
$231.34
+38.4%
-7.0%$10.11B$2.60B29.376,461
JNPR
Juniper Networks
2.4984 of 5 stars
$30.27
-0.6%
$36.57
+20.8%
+14.6%$9.78B$4.74B29.392,004
CIEN
Ciena
2.6786 of 5 stars
$51.37
-1.9%
$80.21
+56.2%
+1.2%$7.81B$3.62B16.417,241
VSAT
Viasat
1.8531 of 5 stars
$38.02
+0.3%
$58.33
+53.4%
-22.0%$2.83B$2.26B131.105,800
CALX
Calix
2.6665 of 5 stars
$33.62
-6.3%
$63.60
+89.2%
-13.4%$2.17B$679.39M10.13954
IDCC
InterDigital
2.6098 of 5 stars
$60.25
+1.0%
$87.00
+44.4%
-16.0%$1.86B$425.41M27.89510
SATS
EchoStar
2.1431 of 5 stars
$21.00
+1.0%
$59.00
+181.0%
-22.0%$1.80B$1.99B21.652,500High Trading Volume
EXTR
Extreme Networks
2.5081 of 5 stars
$9.53
-3.4%
$17.50
+83.6%
-2.7%$1.25B$1.01B25.082,441Positive News
INFN
Infinera
2.3314 of 5 stars
$5.75
-3.4%
$10.57
+83.9%
-31.3%$1.24B$1.43B-7.283,225Analyst Report
HLIT
Harmonic
2.2281 of 5 stars
$8.95
-3.6%
$14.20
+58.7%
+33.0%$935.18M$507.15M55.941,267
ADTN
ADTRAN
2.6415 of 5 stars
$17.27
-1.8%
$26.40
+52.9%
-12.3%$851.67M$563M-78.501,335
DGII
Digi International
2.2615 of 5 stars
$21.56
-0.8%
$31.00
+43.8%
+19.6%$754.47M$308.63M65.34659News Coverage
NTGR
NETGEAR
2.2098 of 5 stars
$19.98
+0.5%
$26.67
+33.5%
-47.0%$574.85M$1.17B-18.16766
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
2.7198 of 5 stars
$3.00
-3.2%
$6.75
+125.0%
-55.5%$450.34M$844.96M-2.193,685
AVNW
Aviat Networks
2.4548 of 5 stars
$28.87
-0.4%
$51.33
+77.8%
-7.4%$322.39M$274.91M17.71661News Coverage
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
2.5998 of 5 stars
$11.84
-3.1%
$27.50
+132.3%
-49.3%$313.95M$581.70M-11.722,038Short Interest ↓
BELFB
Bel Fuse
3.0531 of 5 stars
$16.53
+0.2%
$25.00
+51.2%
+0.2%$206.92M$543.49M7.726,300Positive News
CAMP
CalAmp
2 of 5 stars
$5.54
+0.9%
$13.83
+149.7%
-56.8%$199.76M$295.84M-6.92887Short Interest ↑
KVHI
KVH Industries
2.5881 of 5 stars
$7.60
-3.2%
$13.50
+77.6%
-45.8%$143.59M$171.77M-13.57607Short Interest ↑
PCTI
PCTEL
1.4864 of 5 stars
$4.16
+0.2%
N/A-37.7%$76.77M$87.81M-103.97304Analyst Report
Gap Up
AWRE
Aware
2.2731 of 5 stars
$2.65
-0.7%
$6.00
+126.4%
-23.7%$57.35M$16.85M-10.1981
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.4965 of 5 stars
$5.82
-2.2%
N/A-18.5%$52.29M$417.55M-19.40589Analyst Report
Analyst Revision
High Trading Volume
This page was last updated on 5/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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