Financial Metrics Check: Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW)’s Ratios for Trailing Twelve Months

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As of close of business last night, Palo Alto Networks Inc’s stock clocked out at $294.48, down -0.15% from its previous closing price of $294.91. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.15 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.35 million shares were traded. PANW stock price reached its highest trading level at $296.87 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $291.13.


To gain a deeper understanding of PANW’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 32.90 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 31.65. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.79 and its Current Ratio is at 0.79. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.34 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.08.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Daiwa Securities on May 29, 2024, initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $350.

On February 21, 2024, Rosenblatt Downgraded its rating to Neutral which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $290 to $265.

Piper Sandler Downgraded its Overweight to Neutral on February 21, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $350 to $300.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 23 ’24 when Jenkins William D Jr sold 1,621 shares for $306.92 per share. The transaction valued at 497,524 led to the insider holds 20,501 shares of the business.

Klarich Lee sold 5,391 shares of PANW for $1,642,647 on May 07 ’24. The EVP, Chief Product Officer now owns 166,542 shares after completing the transaction at $304.70 per share. On May 06 ’24, another insider, Klarich Lee, who serves as the EVP, Chief Product Officer of the company, sold 121,276 shares for $299.60 each. As a result, the insider received 36,334,450 and left with 166,542 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, PANW now has a Market Capitalization of 95352627200 and an Enterprise Value of 93994524672. As of this moment, Palo’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 42.86, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 47.42. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 2.54. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 12.24 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 21.32. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 12.064 whereas that against EBITDA is 87.315.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, PANW has reached a high of $380.84, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $201.17. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 0.92%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 4.25%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that PANW traded 4.42M shares on average per day over the past three months and 5651380 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 323.80M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 319.76M. Insiders hold about 1.25% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 78.57% stake in the company. Shares short for PANW as of 1715731200 were 11746274 with a Short Ratio of 2.65, compared to 1713139200 on 11535644. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 11746274 and a Short% of Float of 3.6700000000000004.

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