Take This Into Account Before Investing in PANW

Large-cap Technology company Palo Alto Networks has moved -1.8% so far today on a volume of 2,346,550, compared to its average of 5,506,037. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%.

Palo Alto Networks trades 1.65% away from its average analyst target price of $244.92 per share. The 39 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $180.0 to $307.0, and on average have given Palo Alto Networks a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying PANW should be aware of the facts below:

  • Palo Alto Networks's current price is 3116.9% above its Graham number of $7.74, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 0.66, Palo Alto Networks has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 377.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • PANW has a forward P/E ratio of 49.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $5.01 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.75 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Palo Alto Networks is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 61.73 compared to its sector average of 6.23

  • Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide.

  • Based in Santa Clara, the company has 13,979 full time employees and a market cap of $76.14 Billion.

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