About Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW)
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. Its platform includes Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network-based cyber threats; Advanced Endpoint Protection, which prevents cyber-attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities on various fixed, mobile, and virtual endpoints and servers; and Threat Intelligence Cloud, which offers central intelligence capabilities, security for software as a service applications, and automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber-attacks. The company provides firewall appliances and software; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of appliances deployed on an end-customer's network as a virtual or a physical appliance; and Virtual System Upgrades, which are available as extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with physical appliances. It also offers subscription services covering the areas of threat prevention, uniform resource locator filtering, malware and persistent threat, laptop and mobile device protection, and firewall, as well as cyber-attack, threat intelligence, and content control. In addition, the company provides support services; and professional services, including application traffic management, solution design and planning, configuration, and firewall migration, as well as online and classroom-style education training services. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. sells its products and services through its channel partners, as well as directly to medium to large enterprises, service providers, and government entities operating in various industries, including education, energy, financial services, government entities, healthcare, Internet and media, manufacturing, public sector, and telecommunications. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified
SectorComputer and Technology
Trailing P/E Ratio-125.50
Forward P/E Ratio-825.38
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$1.76 billion
Price / Sales11.31
Price / CashN/A
Book Value$7.77 per share
Price / Book27.62
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($1.71)
Return on Equity-8.51%
Return on Assets-1.64%
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) Frequently Asked Questions
What is Palo Alto Networks' stock symbol?
Palo Alto Networks trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PANW."
How will Palo Alto Networks' stock buyback program work?
Palo Alto Networks declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 3.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.
How were Palo Alto Networks' earnings last quarter?
Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, June, 4th. The network technology company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.08. The network technology company earned $567.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $545.79 million. Palo Alto Networks had a negative net margin of 8.65% and a negative return on equity of 8.51%. View Palo Alto Networks' Earnings History.
When is Palo Alto Networks' next earnings date?
What guidance has Palo Alto Networks issued on next quarter's earnings?
Palo Alto Networks updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Monday, June, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.15-1.17 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.21. The company issued revenue guidance of $625-635 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $618.84 million.Palo Alto Networks also updated its FY18 guidance to $3.86-3.89 EPS.
What price target have analysts set for PANW?
40 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Palo Alto Networks' stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $262.00. On average, they anticipate Palo Alto Networks' stock price to reach $200.7838 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Palo Alto Networks.
What are Wall Street analysts saying about Palo Alto Networks stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Palo Alto Networks stock:
- 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Palo Alto posted strong results in for Q2 mainly driven by healthy demand environment, new product launches and increasing adoption of the company’s next-generation security platforms. Buoyed by robust Q2 performance, the company provided impressive guidance for the current quarter and also raised FY18 outlook. Revenue growth seems to be steady, aided by strength across all its geographical regions and business segments. Also, customer wins coupled with expansion of the existing customer base are the other positives. We believe that the company’s product refreshes and acquisitions synergies will boost revenues, going forward. Also, the strategic partnerships with the likes of VMware, Splunk and Citrix, will continue to bring in customers for Palo Alto thereby boosting the top line. The stock has outperformed the industry in a year’s time. Nonetheless, a volatile spending environment and competition from peers remain concerns." (3/8/2018)
- 2. Argus analysts commented, "Application Framework." (9/5/2017)
Who are some of Palo Alto Networks' key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Palo Alto Networks include Fortinet (FTNT), Logitech International (LOGI), Xerox (XRX), SEIKO EPSON Cor/GDR (SEKEY), FireEye (FEYE), HTC (HTCXF), Forescout Technologies (FSCT), Stratasys (SSYS), Digital China (DCHIF), Immersion (IMMR), Mitek Systems (MITK), RADCOM (RDCM), AstroNova (ALOT), Key Tronic (KTCC) and TransAct Technologies (TACT).
Who are Palo Alto Networks' key executives?
Palo Alto Networks' management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Mark D. McLaughlin, Chairman & CEO (Age 52)
- Mr. Mark F. Anderson, Pres (Age 56)
- Mr. Nir Zuk, Co-Founder, Exec. VP, CTO & Director (Age 46)
- Mr. René Bonvanie, Exec. VP & CMO (Age 56)
- Mr. Yuming Mao, Co-Founder & Chief Architect
Has Palo Alto Networks been receiving favorable news coverage?
News headlines about PANW stock have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Palo Alto Networks earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the network technology company an impact score of 46.61 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.
Who are Palo Alto Networks' major shareholders?
Palo Alto Networks' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include American Century Companies Inc. (2.22%), Northern Trust Corp (1.19%), Summit Trail Advisors LLC (0.92%), Champlain Investment Partners LLC (0.84%), Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P. (0.54%) and Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (0.54%). Company insiders that own Palo Alto Networks stock include Carl M Eschenbach, Daniel J Warmenhoven, James J Goetz, Kathleen Bonanno, Lee Klarich, Mark Anderson, Mark D Mclaughlin, Nikesh Arora, Nir Zuk, Rene Bonvanie, Stanley J Meresman and Steffan Tomlinson. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Palo Alto Networks.
Which institutional investors are selling Palo Alto Networks stock?
PANW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Symphony Asset Management LLC, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Tremblant Capital Group, Millennium Management LLC, American Century Companies Inc., Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. and Natixis. Company insiders that have sold Palo Alto Networks company stock in the last year include Carl M Eschenbach, James J Goetz, Kathleen Bonanno, Lee Klarich, Mark Anderson, Mark D Mclaughlin, Nir Zuk, Rene Bonvanie and Stanley J Meresman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Palo Alto Networks.
Which institutional investors are buying Palo Alto Networks stock?
PANW stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Smith Asset Management Group LP, Flossbach Von Storch AG, Think Investments LP, Jericho Capital Asset Management L.P., Legal & General Group Plc, WINTON GROUP Ltd and Penserra Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Palo Alto Networks.
How do I buy shares of Palo Alto Networks?
Shares of PANW 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 Palo Alto Networks' stock price today?
One share of PANW stock can currently be purchased for approximately $214.60.
How big of a company is Palo Alto Networks?
Palo Alto Networks has a market capitalization of $19.93 billion and generates $1.76 billion in revenue each year. The network technology company earns $-216,600,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($1.71) on an earnings per share basis. Palo Alto Networks employs 4,562 workers across the globe.
How can I contact Palo Alto Networks?
Palo Alto Networks' mailing address is 3000 TANNERY WAY, SANTA CLARA CA, 95054. The network technology company can be reached via phone at 408-753-4000 or via email at [email protected]
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