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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 1833.11, and so far today it has a volume of 1679300. Performance year to date since the 7/20/2012 is -27.32%.

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 48.77. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 8.91 and the P/B ratio is 17.05. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.34 and 21.88 respectively.

At the current price Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is trading at, 128.02 (1.65% 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 -2.52, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 58.42% after growing 33.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -43.30%, and 47.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 87.8, and the number of shares float is 86.57. The senior management bring insider ownership to 3.80%, and institutional ownership is at 82.30%. The float short is 7.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.53. Management has seen a return on assets of -9.80%, and also a return on investment of -14.70%.

The ability for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0.76. In terms of margins, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a gross margin of 72.80%, with its operating margin at -14.20%, and Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a profit margin of -17.20%.

The 52 week high is -36.17%, with 15.24% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is -16.42%.

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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