NYSE:PANW - Palo Alto Networks Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $245.81 +3.31 (+1.36 %) (As of 03/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$242.50Today's Range$241.6004 - $247.7052-Week Range$160.08 - $260.63Volume1.02 million shsAverage Volume1.81 million shsMarket Capitalization$23.04 billionP/E Ratio-446.93Dividend YieldN/ABeta0.86 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. 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. Receive PANW News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PANW and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Computer peripheral equipment, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryCommunications Equipment SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNYSE:PANW Previous Symbol CUSIP69743510 CIK1327567 Webwww.paloaltonetworks.com Phone408-753-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.31 Current Ratio1.87 Quick Ratio1.87Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio-446.93 Forward P/E Ratio276.19 P/E Growth11.54 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.27 billion Price / Sales10.14 Cash Flow$0.8022 per share Price / Cash Flow306.43 Book Value$11.44 per share Price / Book21.49Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)($0.55) Net Income$-147,900,000.00 Net Margins-3.47% Return on Equity4.69% Return on Assets0.89%Miscellaneous Employees5,348 Outstanding Shares93,730,000Market Cap$23.04 billion Next Earnings Date6/3/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire up to 3.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued. How were Palo Alto Networks' earnings last quarter? Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 26th. The network technology company reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.29. The network technology company earned $711 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $682.32 million. Palo Alto Networks had a negative net margin of 3.47% and a positive return on equity of 4.69%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 30.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.97 earnings per share. View Palo Alto Networks' Earnings History. When is Palo Alto Networks' next earnings date? Palo Alto Networks is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, June 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Palo Alto Networks. What guidance has Palo Alto Networks issued on next quarter's earnings? Palo Alto Networks issued an update on its third quarter earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 26th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of 1.23-1.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.25. The company issued revenue guidance of $697-707 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $697.37 million.Palo Alto Networks also updated its Q3 2019 guidance to $1.23-1.25 EPS. What price target have analysts set for PANW? 33 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Palo Alto Networks' stock. Their forecasts range from $177.00 to $325.00. On average, they anticipate Palo Alto Networks' share price to reach $268.0294 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Palo Alto Networks. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Palo Alto Networks? 33 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Palo Alto Networks in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings, 28 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." 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's Q2 results benefited from product strength and its growing adoption among clients. Strong demand environment, product launches and increasing acceptance of its next-generation security platforms are a tailwind. Customer wins coupled with expansion of the existing customer base are other positives. The company expects Demisto billings of approximately $50 million to $55 million in the year following the completion of the buyout. Shares outperformed the industry in the past year. Nonetheless, competition from several small and big players remains a concern. Near-term prospects for Palo Alto are not promising as customer changing behavior has recently hit several other players in this space.Heavy investments to enhance its sales and marketing capabilities, particularly by increasing the sales force, are an overhang on the operating margins." (3/20/2019) 2. Maxim Group analysts commented, "Strong results driven by accelerating y/y product revenue growth and as q/q subscription growth continues to outpace q/q maintenance growth, suggesting increasing effective attach rates. Guidance healthily above consensus—in early innings of impact from uniqueness of PANW’s Application Framework (now called Cortex), in our view. Demisto acquisition announced last week in-line with expectation that PANW will extend from security to the intersection of security and AI. Raising price target to $304, from $280, on beat and raise." (2/27/2019) Has Palo Alto Networks been receiving favorable news coverage? Media coverage about PANW stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Palo Alto Networks earned a news impact score of 0.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the network technology company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Palo Alto Networks' key competitors? Some companies that are related to Palo Alto Networks include Fortinet (FTNT), Xerox (XRX), Logitech International (LOGI), SEIKO EPSON COR/ADR (SEKEY), FireEye (FEYE), HTC (HTCXF), Forescout Technologies (FSCT), Stratasys (SSYS), Digital China (DCHIF), Mitek Systems (MITK), Immersion (IMMR), AstroNova (ALOT), RADCOM (RDCM), Identiv (INVE) and RadiSys (RSYS). What other stocks do shareholders of Palo Alto Networks own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Palo Alto Networks investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), salesforce.com (CRM), Micron Technology (MU), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Tesla (TSLA), Visa (V), Adobe (ADBE) and Paypal (PYPL). Who are Palo Alto Networks' key executives? Palo Alto Networks' management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Nikesh Arora, CEO & Chairman (Age 51)Ms. Kathleen Bonanno, CFO & Exec. VP (Age 57)Mr. René Bonvanie, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 57)Mr. Lee Klarich, Exec. VP & Chief Product Officer (Age 44)Mr. Mark F. Anderson, Advisor (Age 57) Who are Palo Alto Networks' major shareholders? Palo Alto Networks' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.51%), Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (1.52%), American Century Companies Inc. (1.35%), Northern Trust Corp (1.20%), Two Sigma Advisers LP (1.18%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.15%). Company insiders that own Palo Alto Networks stock include Carl M Eschenbach, James J Goetz, Jean Compeau, Kathleen Bonanno, Lee Klarich, Mark Anderson, Mark D Mclaughlin, Nikesh Arora, Nir Zuk, Rene Bonvanie and Stanley J Meresman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Palo Alto Networks. Which major investors are selling Palo Alto Networks stock? PANW stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Daiwa Securities Group Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, 1832 Asset Management L.P., Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, American Century Companies Inc. and BlackRock Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Palo Alto Networks company stock in the last year include Carl M Eschenbach, Jean Compeau, 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 major investors are buying Palo Alto Networks stock? PANW stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, FMR LLC, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Flossbach Von Storch AG, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD and California Public Employees Retirement System. 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 $245.81. How big of a company is Palo Alto Networks? Palo Alto Networks has a market capitalization of $23.04 billion and generates $2.27 billion in revenue each year. The network technology company earns $-147,900,000.00 in net income (profit) each year or ($0.55) on an earnings per share basis. Palo Alto Networks employs 5,348 workers across the globe. What is Palo Alto Networks' official website? The official website for Palo Alto Networks is http://www.paloaltonetworks.com. 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] MarketBeat Community Rating for Palo Alto Networks (NYSE PANW)Community Ranking: 3.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 1,712 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 719 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 2,431MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Palo Alto Networks and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PANW will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PANW will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies pay special dividends?