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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW

Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Networking & Communication Devices in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW  has a market cap of 13527.7. Since its IPO date on the 7/20/2012, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW performance year to date is -15.79%. Today Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW has gained 0.71%, with a current price of 149.38.

Ownership of the company is 3.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -9.30%, with return on investment at -16.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.64. While Total debt/equity is 0.64. With a profit margin of -16.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.20%, and operating margin of -13.80%. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2, while the quick ratio is 2.

For the last year Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW has seen a EPS growth of -28.30%. A performance for the year of -19.03%. The 52-week high is -23.29%, and the 52-week low is 34.47%. The average volume for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW is 104020.

With a target price of 180.97, can Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 39.2. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.81 and 16.69 respectively. For P/cash, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a value of 10.52, while it is 23.1 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 149.38, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -34.90%.

Looking more long-term Palo Alto Networks, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 41.93%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 36.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -28.30% for this year and for the last five years a -66.60% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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