Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr Inc

Palo Alto Networks Inc

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Upgraded to Buy by Vetr Inc

First Interstate Bank increased its stake in shares of Palo Alto Networks by 130.7% in the first quarter. (NYSE:PANW) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. After $-0.51 actual earnings per share reported by Palo Alto Networks Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -60.78% EPS growth.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of PANW. LLC now owns 939 shares of the network technology company's stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 227 shares in the last quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP boosted its stake in Palo Alto Networks by 300.0% in the second quarter. Its investment was worth $11,609,000 a decrease of $4,005,000 as of the end of the quarter. The Westfield Capital Management Company Lp holds 651,090 shares with $81.42 million value, down from 1.09 million last quarter. Ltd. increased its position in Palo Alto Networks by 5,177.5% in the first quarter. First Interstate Bank now owns 1,375 shares of the network technology company's stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 779 shares during the period. Meru Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Palo Alto Networks Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.85B market cap company. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 2,700 shares of the network technology company's stock worth $361,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.46% of the company's stock. Huntington Bancorp reported 0.02% in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). (PANW) traded up 1.46% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $129.58.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc offers a next-generation security platform. Glynn Capital Management Llc bought 44,941 shares as the company's stock declined 24.72% while stock markets rallied. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $135.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $128.43. Robeco Institutional Asset Management Bv holds 0.25% in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) or 255,738 shares. The network technology company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $431.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $412.11 million. Palo Alto Networks had a negative return on equity of 23.77% and a negative net margin of 14.38%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 24.9% on a year-over-year basis. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company invested in 0.02% or 1,693 shares.

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Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut Palo Alto Networks from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, July 7 report. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an "overweight" rating and issued a $158.00 target price (up from $145.00) on shares of Palo Alto Networks in a report on Thursday, June 1st. UBS AG reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $140.00 price target (up previously from $130.00) on shares of Palo Alto Networks in a research report on Monday, June 5th.

On May 19 the company was changed to a "Buy" by Jefferies which was a boost from the previous " rating. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $149.49.

In other news, Director James J. Goetz sold 30,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $137.97, for a total value of $4,139,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. MA Sells 6,140 Shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. The Company's security platform consists of three elements: Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection and Threat Intelligence Cloud. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 310,000 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings.

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