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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)?

The company in question is, F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) currently with a stock price of 116.51 (0.33% today). The market cap for F5 Networks, Inc. is 7737.74, and is in the sector Technology, and Business Software & Services industry. The target price for F5 Networks, Inc. is 124.67. Currently F5 Networks, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.68, and a forward P/E of 14.76. Average volume for F5 Networks, Inc. is 663.53 and so far today it is 181256.

Performance in the last year for F5 Networks, Inc. has been -1.14%. For EPS growth, F5 Networks, Inc. has seen a growth of 23.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.21%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 22.00% over the last five years and could be 11.76% for the next five years. F5 Networks, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 5.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.93%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.92%.

Since the IPO date for F5 Networks, Inc. on the 06/04/1999, F5 Networks, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.77%. With F5 Networks, Inc. trading at 116.51, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 5.12.

So could F5 Networks, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.68. The PEG is 1.93, P/S is 3.93 and the P/B is at 6.54. The P/cash is 9.54, with P/free cash flow at 12.43.

F5 Networks, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.5, and the quick ratio is 1.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, F5 Networks, Inc. has a gross margin of 82.90%, an operating margin of 27.00% and a profit margin of 18.00%.Payout ratio for F5 Networks, Inc. is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 15.50% with return on investment coming to 27.10%.

Insider ownership for F5 Networks, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 97.90%. Outstanding shares are at 66.63. While shares float is 66.04. The float short is currently 6.41%, and short ratio is 6.38.

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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