Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) was Reiterated by Maxim Group to “Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 215 from a previous price target of $214 . Maxim Group advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 11, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Palo Alto Networks Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Needham on Apr 5, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 187 from a previous price target of $171 .Palo Alto Networks Inc was Initiated by Goldman to “Buy” on Mar 21, 2016. Palo Alto Networks Inc was Initiated by Bernstein to “Outperform” on Mar 11, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Palo Alto Networks Inc reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Feb 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.39. The company had revenue of $334.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $318.45 million. The company’s revenue was up 53.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.19 EPS.
Palo Alto Networks Inc closed down -7.41 points or -5.01% at $140.44 with 23,21,434 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $148.15, the shares hit an intraday low of $139.68 and an intraday high of $149.09 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.
In a different news, on Apr 8, 2016, James J Goetz (director) sold 23,643 shares at $157.43 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 5, 2016, Carl M. Eschenbach (director) sold 1,780 shares at $160.57 per share price. On Apr 5, 2016, Mark D Mclaughlin (President & CEO) sold 35,000 shares at $160.43 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Palo Alto Networks Inc. is a security company. The Company’s security platform consists of three elements: its Next-Generation Firewall its Advanced Endpoint Protection and its Threat Intelligence Cloud. The Company’s Next-Generation Firewall delivers application user and content visibility and control as well as protection against network-based cyber threats integrated within the firewall through its hardware and software architecture. Its Advanced Endpoint Protection prevents cyber-attacks that aim to exploit software vulnerabilities on a range of fixed and virtual endpoints and servers. The Company’s Threat Intelligence Cloud provides central intelligence capabilities security for software as a service (SaaS) applications and automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber-attacks. The Company’s PAN-OS operating system contains App-ID User-ID site-to-site virtual private network (VPN) remote access secure sockets layer (SSL) VPN and Quality-of-Service (QoS).