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Palo Alto Networks Competitors

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Volume1.03 million shs
Average Volume1.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$34.31 billion
P/E RatioN/A
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Beta1.5

Competitors

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) Vs. CSCO, QCOM, MSI, FFIV, CIEN, and JNPR

Should you be buying PANW stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "communications equipment" are considered alternatives and competitors to Palo Alto Networks, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Motorola Solutions (MSI), F5 Networks (FFIV), Ciena (CIEN), and Juniper Networks (JNPR).

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.6% of Cisco Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Cisco Systems shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Systems' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%
Cisco Systems21.76%32.64%12.94%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Systems' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52
Cisco Systems$49.30 billion4.41$11.21 billion$2.9217.64

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.

Volatility and Risk

Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cisco Systems has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Palo Alto Networks and Cisco Systems, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Palo Alto Networks122802.87
Cisco Systems0121102.48

Palo Alto Networks currently has a consensus price target of $381.3030, suggesting a potential upside of 8.08%. Cisco Systems has a consensus price target of $50.7391, suggesting a potential downside of 1.48%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than Cisco Systems.

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.8% of QUALCOMM shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of QUALCOMM shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and QUALCOMM's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%
QUALCOMM22.09%90.74%11.56%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and QUALCOMM's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52
QUALCOMM$23.53 billion6.42$5.20 billion$3.3439.81

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

Volatility and Risk

Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QUALCOMM has a beta of 1.34, indicating that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Palo Alto Networks and QUALCOMM, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Palo Alto Networks122802.87
QUALCOMM0121612.62

Palo Alto Networks currently has a consensus price target of $381.3030, suggesting a potential upside of 8.08%. QUALCOMM has a consensus price target of $165.68, suggesting a potential upside of 24.60%. Given QUALCOMM's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe QUALCOMM is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Summary

QUALCOMM beats Palo Alto Networks on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE:MSI) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.6% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Motorola Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Motorola Solutions' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%
Motorola Solutions10.39%-158.99%11.97%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Motorola Solutions' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52
Motorola Solutions$7.89 billion4.02$868 million$7.4425.19

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

Volatility and Risk

Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Motorola Solutions has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its share price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Palo Alto Networks and Motorola Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Palo Alto Networks122802.87
Motorola Solutions03902.75

Palo Alto Networks currently has a consensus price target of $381.3030, suggesting a potential upside of 8.08%. Motorola Solutions has a consensus price target of $181.2727, suggesting a potential downside of 3.29%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than Motorola Solutions.

Summary

Motorola Solutions beats Palo Alto Networks on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for F5 Networks and Palo Alto Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
F5 Networks051102.69
Palo Alto Networks122802.87

F5 Networks presently has a consensus price target of $195.1765, indicating a potential downside of 6.37%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus price target of $381.3030, indicating a potential upside of 8.08%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than F5 Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.7% of F5 Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of F5 Networks shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

F5 Networks has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares F5 Networks and Palo Alto Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
F5 Networks$2.35 billion5.47$307.44 million$6.6631.30
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52

F5 Networks has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Palo Alto Networks. Palo Alto Networks is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than F5 Networks, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares F5 Networks and Palo Alto Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
F5 Networks13.08%19.72%9.33%
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) and Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Ciena and Palo Alto Networks, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Ciena051502.75
Palo Alto Networks122802.87

Ciena presently has a consensus price target of $59.0278, indicating a potential upside of 9.62%. Palo Alto Networks has a consensus price target of $381.3030, indicating a potential upside of 8.08%. Given Ciena's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ciena is more favorable than Palo Alto Networks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.0% of Ciena shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Ciena shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Ciena has a beta of 0.85, indicating that its stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Ciena and Palo Alto Networks' gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Ciena$3.53 billion2.36$361.29 million$2.6520.32
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52

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

Profitability

This table compares Ciena and Palo Alto Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Ciena10.23%17.41%10.25%
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%

Summary

Ciena beats Palo Alto Networks on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Palo Alto Networks has a beta of 1.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Juniper Networks has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palo Alto Networks$3.41 billion10.07$-267,000,000.00($1.24)-284.52
Juniper Networks$4.45 billion1.84$345 million$1.2120.72

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

Profitability

This table compares Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Palo Alto Networks-8.36%-8.66%-1.16%
Juniper Networks8.92%8.30%4.29%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

80.8% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.3% of Juniper Networks shares are held by institutional investors. 2.3% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Juniper Networks shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Palo Alto Networks122802.87
Juniper Networks34602.23

Palo Alto Networks presently has a consensus target price of $381.3030, indicating a potential upside of 8.08%. Juniper Networks has a consensus target price of $25.1333, indicating a potential upside of 0.25%. Given Palo Alto Networks' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Palo Alto Networks is more favorable than Juniper Networks.

Summary

Juniper Networks beats Palo Alto Networks on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Palo Alto Networks Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.4$51.50-0.8%$217.42 billion$49.30 billion20.93Analyst Report
News Coverage
QUALCOMM logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
2.5$132.97-2.4%$151.05 billion$23.53 billion29.35Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
Motorola Solutions logo
MSI
Motorola Solutions
2.2$187.43-0.5%$31.74 billion$7.89 billion41.93Analyst Report
News Coverage
F5 Networks logo
FFIV
F5 Networks
1.7$208.46-0.5%$12.85 billion$2.35 billion41.53Upcoming Earnings
Ciena logo
CIEN
Ciena
1.9$53.85-2.0%$8.35 billion$3.53 billion23.21News Coverage
Juniper Networks logo
JNPR
Juniper Networks
1.9$25.07-2.0%$8.20 billion$4.45 billion21.61Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
Viasat logo
VSAT
Viasat
1.6$47.56-0.3%$3.26 billion$2.31 billion-2,378.00
Calix logo
CALX
Calix
1.2$43.52-1.3%$2.74 billion$424.33 million310.86Upcoming Earnings
EchoStar logo
SATS
EchoStar
1.6$24.01-0.1%$2.25 billion$1.89 billion-24.75
InterDigital logo
IDCC
InterDigital
2.3$71.67-1.7%$2.21 billion$318.92 million37.33
Infinera logo
INFN
Infinera
1.2$9.37-1.2%$1.92 billion$1.30 billion-6.51
Plantronics logo
PLT
Plantronics
1.2$38.86-0.2%$1.60 billion$1.70 billion-1.88Analyst Upgrade
Unusual Options Activity
Extreme Networks logo
EXTR
Extreme Networks
1.5$9.58-0.6%$1.19 billion$948.02 million-11.68Upcoming Earnings
Ribbon Communications logo
RBBN
Ribbon Communications
1.6$7.91-1.8%$1.17 billion$563.11 million-4.79Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
News Coverage
NETGEAR logo
NTGR
NETGEAR
1.9$36.63-3.3%$1.13 billion$998.76 million41.63Earnings Announcement
Analyst Report
Insider Selling
News Coverage
Gap Up
ADTRAN logo
ADTN
ADTRAN
1.8$17.19-2.2%$833.46 million$530.06 million-50.56Decrease in Short Interest
News Coverage
Harmonic logo
HLIT
Harmonic
1.4$7.67-0.7%$773.50 million$402.87 million-19.67
Comtech Telecommunications logo
CMTL
Comtech Telecommunications
2.3$24.26-0.9%$632.07 million$616.72 million-7.20
Digi International logo
DGII
Digi International
1.8$17.64-1.5%$524.07 million$279.27 million60.83
CalAmp logo
CAMP
CalAmp
1.5$11.04-0.5%$386.79 million$366.11 million-3.64News Coverage
Aviat Networks logo
AVNW
Aviat Networks
1.1$29.30-1.8%$327.11 million$238.64 million26.64Increase in Short Interest
KVH Industries logo
KVHI
KVH Industries
1.1$13.44-0.2%$247.70 million$157.89 million-17.23
Bel Fuse logo
BELFB
Bel Fuse
1.3$17.18-4.8%$212.17 million$492.41 million71.58
PCTEL logo
PCTI
PCTEL
2.1$6.59-0.8%$122.04 million$90.62 million34.69
Aware logo
AWRE
Aware
0.5$3.38-2.7%$72.65 million$12.20 million-5.37Upcoming Earnings
TESSCO Technologies logo
TESS
TESSCO Technologies
1.0$7.77-1.4%$68.59 million$540.30 million-2.77News Coverage
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