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Is Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(NYSE: PANW), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/20/2012. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is in the Networking & Communication Devices industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., is 1607.73, and so far today it has a volume of 1583400. Performance year to date since the 7/20/2012 is -16.56%.

To help you determine whether Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 38.84. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 9.26 and the P/B ratio is 16.53. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 9.92 and 21.79 respectively.

At the current price Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is trading at, 146.98 (-0.24% today), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -2.59, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 36.07% after growing -28.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -12.00%, and 41.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 86.81, and the number of shares float is 86.58. The senior management bring insider ownership to 3.80%, and institutional ownership is at 82.30%. The float short is 7.69%, with the short ratio at a value of 4.14. Management has seen a return on assets of -9.30%, and also a return on investment of -16.20%.

The ability for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 2, and quick ratio is 2. Long term debt/equity is 0.64 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a gross margin of 73.20%, with its operating margin at -13.80%, and Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a profit margin of -16.40%.

The 52 week high is -24.52%, with 32.31% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is 0.56%.

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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