F5 Networks (FFIV) : Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc scooped up 3,925 additional shares in F5 Networks during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 55,160 shares of F5 Networks which is valued at $6,883,968.F5 Networks makes up approximately 1.85% of Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.
Other Hedge Funds, Including , D L Carlson Investment Group Inc added FFIV to its portfolio by purchasing 16,710 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $2,085,408. F5 Networks makes up approx 0.71% of D L Carlson Investment Group Inc’s portfolio.State Treasurer State Of Michigan reduced its stake in FFIV by selling 400 shares or 1.69% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 23,284 shares of FFIV which is valued at $2,874,875. F5 Networks makes up approx 0.02% of State Treasurer State Of Michigan’s portfolio.Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc reduced its stake in FFIV by selling 5,350 shares or 72.95% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,984 shares of FFIV which is valued at $244,865. F5 Networks makes up approx 0.02% of Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc’s portfolio.Montag Caldwell boosted its stake in FFIV in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 30 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,026 shares of F5 Networks which is valued at $496,889. F5 Networks makes up approx 0.01% of Montag Caldwell’s portfolio. Artemis Investment Management Llp added FFIV to its portfolio by purchasing 33,710 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $4,149,364. F5 Networks makes up approx 0.11% of Artemis Investment Management Llp’s portfolio.
F5 Networks opened for trading at $123.16 and hit $124.647 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $124.24, with a gain of 0.47% or 0.58 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 6,18,410 shares. Company has a market cap of $8,225 M.
On the company’s financial health, F5 Networks reported $1.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 20, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.79. The company had revenue of $496.52 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $495.70 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.67 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on F5 Networks. Company shares were Initiated by Wunderlich on Jul 21, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 110 from a previous price target of $100 .F5 Networks was Downgraded by Credit Suisse to ” Neutral” on Jul 21, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 21, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 120 from a previous price target of $115 .
F5 Networks Inc. is the developer and provider of application delivery services. The Company’s core technology is a full-proxy programmable software platform called TMOS (Traffic Management Operating System). It helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud data center and software-defined networking deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone anywhere at any time. It works with many technology companies to improve manageability strengthen security and ensure faster and more successful deployments. Its applications include availability and delivery. It can remove the roadblocks in ones network to efficiently and securely deliver applications that are available to users when and where they need them. It can also accelerate ones application response time minimize latency and delays and reduce the number of data round trips necessary to complete a web request.