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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)?

The company in question is, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) currently with a stock price of 131.04 (-1.44% today). The market cap for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is 11647.3, and is in the sector Technology, and Networking & Communication Devices industry. The target price for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is 184.7. Currently Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is trading with a P/E of *TBA, and a forward P/E of 50.4. Average volume for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is 1796.93 and so far today it is 381228.

Performance in the last year for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has been -28.63%. For EPS growth, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has seen a growth of 33.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 59.11%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -42.70% over the last five years and could be 40.93% for the next five years. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 47.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -43.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.44%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -12.83%.

Since the IPO date for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. on the 7/20/2012, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -24.51%. With Palo Alto Networks, Inc. trading at 131.04, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is -2.52.

So could Palo Alto Networks, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is *TBA. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 9.23 and the P/B is at 17.7. The P/cash is 10.71, with P/free cash flow at 22.67.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.76.

In terms of margins, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a gross margin of 72.80%, an operating margin of -14.20% and a profit margin of -17.20%.Payout ratio for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is *TBA. Return on assets come to -9.80% with return on investment coming to -14.70%.

Insider ownership for Palo Alto Networks, Inc., is at 3.80% and institutional ownership comes to 82.30%. Outstanding shares are at 87.6. While shares float is 86.57. The float short is currently 7.03%, and short ratio is 3.38.

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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