Proofpoint Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.53 (-0.31 %)
(As of 06/18/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume2.06 million shs
Average Volume1.26 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.93 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
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About Proofpoint

Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive, and govern their sensitive data worldwide. It offers protection against advanced and targeted threats, including malicious attachments, polymorphic threats, zero-day exploits, user-transparent drive-by downloads, malicious web links, hybrid threats, malware free attacks, and other penetration tactics. The company also provides integrated email security, cloud security, threat protection products, information protection and archiving, and digital risk protection product services. In addition, it offers solutions that enable secure business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications; email encryption services that encrypt sensitive emails and deliver them to PC or mobile device; file-transfer solutions for end-users to share various forms of documents and other content; security optimized cloud architecture solutions; and security-as-a-service platform consisting of solutions, platform technologies, and infrastructures. The company serves governments, education, financial services, and healthcare sectors; small and medium businesses; and mobile operators and Internet service providers. Proofpoint, Inc. has a partnership with Relativity ODA LLC to integrate Proofpoint platform with Relativity Trace to deliver an end-to-end archive and communication surveillance solution. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


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Overall MarketRank

1.59 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

324th out of 1,582 stocks

Data Processing & Preparation Industry

32nd out of 109 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 3.5Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Proofpoint a buy right now?

20 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Proofpoint in the last year. There are currently 13 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" Proofpoint stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PFPT, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Proofpoint?

Wall Street analysts have given Proofpoint a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Proofpoint wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Proofpoint?

Proofpoint saw a increase in short interest in the month of May. As of May 28th, there was short interest totaling 4,250,000 shares, an increase of 43.1% from the May 13th total of 2,970,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,720,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.5 days. Currently, 7.5% of the company's stock are sold short.
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When is Proofpoint's next earnings date?

Proofpoint is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 29th 2021.
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How were Proofpoint's earnings last quarter?

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) announced its earnings results on Sunday, April, 25th. The software maker reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.09. The software maker earned $287.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $281.63 million. Proofpoint had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.79% and a negative net margin of 12.40%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 15.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.38 EPS.
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How has Proofpoint's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Proofpoint's stock was trading at $103.29 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, PFPT stock has increased by 67.6% and is now trading at $173.10.
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What price target have analysts set for PFPT?

20 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Proofpoint's shares. Their forecasts range from $122.00 to $190.00. On average, they expect Proofpoint's share price to reach $159.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.0%.
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Who are Proofpoint's key executives?

Proofpoint's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary L. Steele, Chairman of Board & CEO (Age 59, Pay $1.06M)
  • Mr. Paul R. Auvil III, Chief Financial Officer (Age 57, Pay $745.89k)
  • Mr. David Knight, Exec. VP and GM of Information & Cloud Security Products Group (Age 55, Pay $640.66k)
  • Mr. Blake P. Salle, Chief Revenue Officer (Age 47, Pay $791.59k)
  • Mr. Ashan Willy, Exec. VP and GM of Security Products & Services (Age 49, Pay $549.59k)
  • Ms. Lyn Campbell, Exec. VP of Global Operations, Customer Success & Information Technology
  • Mr. Jason Starr, VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Michael Yang, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec.
  • Mr. Robert Darren Lee, Exec. VP and GM of Compliance & Digital Risk Bus. Unit (Age 55)
  • Mr. Jason Hurst, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.

What is Gary L. Steele's approval rating as Proofpoint's CEO?

295 employees have rated Proofpoint CEO Gary L. Steele on Gary L. Steele has an approval rating of 93% among Proofpoint's employees. This puts Gary L. Steele in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

Who are some of Proofpoint's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Proofpoint own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Proofpoint investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), (CRM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Netflix (NFLX), PayPal (PYPL), The Walt Disney (DIS), Micron Technology (MU) and Square (SQ).

What is Proofpoint's stock symbol?

Proofpoint trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PFPT."

Who are Proofpoint's major shareholders?

Proofpoint's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (11.55%), Wasatch Advisors Inc. (3.37%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (2.53%), RGM Capital LLC (2.45%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.41%) and BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A. (1.64%). Company insiders that own Proofpoint stock include Ashan Willy, Bhagwat Swaroop, Blake P Salle, Dana L Evan, David Knight, Gary Steele, Michael M Johnson, Paul R Auvil III, Richard Scott Herren and Robert Darren Lee.
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Which major investors are selling Proofpoint stock?

PFPT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Point72 Asset Management L.P., TD Asset Management Inc., CDAM UK Ltd, and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Proofpoint company stock in the last year include Ashan Willy, Bhagwat Swaroop, Dana L Evan, David Knight, Gary Steele, Paul R Auvil III, and Robert Darren Lee.
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Which major investors are buying Proofpoint stock?

PFPT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Champlain Investment Partners LLC, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Alliancebernstein L.P., Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., SG Americas Securities LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Oak Ridge Investments LLC.
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How do I buy shares of Proofpoint?

Shares of PFPT 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 Proofpoint's stock price today?

One share of PFPT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $173.10.

How much money does Proofpoint make?

Proofpoint has a market capitalization of $9.93 billion and generates $1.05 billion in revenue each year. The software maker earns $-163,810,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.85) on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Proofpoint have?

Proofpoint employs 3,658 workers across the globe.

What is Proofpoint's official website?

The official website for Proofpoint is

Where are Proofpoint's headquarters?

Proofpoint is headquartered at 892 ROSS DRIVE, SUNNYVALE CA, 94089.

How can I contact Proofpoint?

Proofpoint's mailing address is 892 ROSS DRIVE, SUNNYVALE CA, 94089. The software maker can be reached via phone at 408-517-4710 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 6/20/2021 by Staff
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