What Should Investors Know About Arista Networks (ANET) Stock?

One of the losers of today's trading session was Arista Networks. Shares of the Communication equipment company plunged -4.0%, and some investors may be wondering if its price of $287.9 would make a good entry point. Here's what you should know if you are considering this investment:

  • Arista Networks has moved 79.8% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 27.9%

  • ANET has an average analyst rating of buy and is -3.36% away from its mean target price of $297.91 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $6.58

  • Arista Networks has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 43.8 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $8.56 and its forward P/E ratio is 33.6

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 12.45 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • Arista Networks is part of the Telecommunications sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 23.78 and an average P/B of 3.46

  • ANET has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 41.8% and gross profit margins of 0.6%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1.51 Billion, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • Arista Networks, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, and sale of data-driven, client to cloud networking solutions for data center, campus, and routing environments in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. Its cloud networking solutions consist of Extensible Operating System (EOS), a publish-subscribe state-sharing networking operating system offered in combination with a set of network applications. The company offers data center and cloud networking systems, including newer artificial intelligence (AI) ethernet switching platforms; campus wired and wireless products, and routing systems addressing Core Routing, Edge Routing, Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Multi-cloud and Wide Area Networking (WAN) use cases; and a suite of value-add software solutions that leverage EOS to provide end-to-end orchestration, automation, analytics, network monitoring, and security. It also provides post contract customer support services, such as technical support, hardware repair and replacement parts beyond standard warranty, bug fixes, patches, and upgrade services. The company serves a range of industries comprising internet companies, service providers, financial services organizations, government agencies, media and entertainment companies, telecommunication service providers, and others. It markets and sells its products through distributors, system integrators, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners, as well as through its direct sales force. The company was formerly known as Arastra, Inc. and changed its name to Arista Networks, Inc. in October 2008. Arista Networks, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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