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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 12247.95. Since its IPO date on the 7/20/2012, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW performance year to date is -24.16%. Today Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW has gained -0.37%, with a current price of 133.08.

Ownership of the company is 3.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.80%. 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 -15.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0. While Total debt/equity is 0.59. With a profit margin of -16.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 73.50%, and operating margin of -14.10%. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.3, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW has seen a EPS growth of -28.30%. A performance for the year of -28.70%. The 52-week high is -31.66%, and the 52-week low is 19.79%. The average volume for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., PANW is 361502.

With a target price of 177.49, 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 36. 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 8.28 and 14 respectively. For P/cash, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a value of 8.81, while it is 19.11 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 133.08, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of -33.20%.

Looking more long-term Palo Alto Networks, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 31.72%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 33.54% 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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