Searle adds Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) to its portfolio

Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW) : Searle added new position in Palo Alto Networks Inc during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 9,600 shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc which is valued at $1,533,504 , the company said in a statement filed on Oct 11, 2016 with the SEC.Palo Alto Networks Inc makes up approximately 1.33% of Searle’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund sold out all of its stake in PANW during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 100 shares of PANW which is valued $15,974.Advisory Services Network reduced its stake in PANW by selling 971 shares or 24.92% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,925 shares of PANW which is valued at $467,766. Palo Alto Networks Inc makes up approx 0.09% of Advisory Services Network’s portfolio.First Mercantile Trust Co reduced its stake in PANW by selling 500 shares or 4.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,500 shares of PANW which is valued at $1,679,160. Palo Alto Networks Inc makes up approx 0.23% of First Mercantile Trust Co’s portfolio. Oliver Luxxe Assets added PANW to its portfolio by purchasing 6,904 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $1,104,088. Palo Alto Networks Inc makes up approx 0.87% of Oliver Luxxe Assets’s portfolio. Franklin Street Advisors Inc Nc sold out all of its stake in PANW during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 19,977 shares of PANW which is valued $3,223,289.

Palo Alto Networks Inc closed down -4.26 points or -2.67% at $155.48 with 16,35,966 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $159.61, the shares hit an intraday low of $155.137 and an intraday high of $159.7 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Palo Alto Networks Inc reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Aug 30, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.49. The company had revenue of $400.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $389.90 million. The company’s revenue was up 41.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Palo Alto Networks Inc. Wunderlich Resumed Palo Alto Networks Inc on Sep 13, 2016 to “Buy”, Price Target of the shares are set at $190.Palo Alto Networks Inc was Initiated by Rosenblatt to “Buy” on Sep 12, 2016. Shares were Downgraded by Raymond James on Aug 31, 2016 to ” Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 165 from a previous price target of $180 .

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).

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