Analyzing Market Perception of Palo Alto Networks

This evening we watched Palo Alto Networks rise 3.0% to a price of $320.33 per share. The Large-Cap Computer Equipment company is now trading -5.75% below its average target price of $339.88. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $275.0 to $385.0 per share for Palo Alto Networks, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

The stock has an average amount of shares sold short at 3.7%, and a short ratio of 3.68. The company's insiders own 1.08% of its outstanding shares, which indicates a strong alignment between management and shareholder interests. Finally, we also note that a significant number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 80.5% of Palo Alto Networks's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in Palo Alto Networks

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2024-03-31 Vanguard Group Inc 29% 28,572,098 $9,152,499,768
2024-03-31 Blackrock Inc. 25% 24,085,106 $7,715,181,681
2024-03-31 Morgan Stanley 14% 13,861,763 $4,440,338,355
2024-03-31 State Street Corporation 13% 12,994,578 $4,162,552,996
2024-03-31 Bank of America Corporation 8% 7,556,815 $2,420,674,447
2024-03-31 JP Morgan Chase & Company 8% 7,532,314 $2,412,826,042
2024-03-31 Geode Capital Management, LLC 7% 7,013,825 $2,246,738,468
2023-12-31 Norges Bank Investment Management 5% 5,300,530 $1,697,918,703
2024-03-31 FMR, LLC 5% 4,605,012 $1,475,123,432
2024-03-31 Capital Research Global Investors 4% 4,347,246 $1,392,553,252

Besides an analyst consensus of some upside potential, other market factors point to there being positive market sentiment on Palo Alto Networks.

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