Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW):

  • 10/3/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stephens. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 9/28/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $195.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $168.00.
  • 9/28/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its price target raised by analysts at Dougherty & Co from $165.00 to $170.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/28/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $149.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/28/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/21/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 9/18/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/18/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 9/7/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks is now covered by analysts at Credit Suisse Group. They set an “underperform” rating and a $125.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at Argus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $183.00 price target on the stock. They wrote, “Application Framework.”
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at Summit Redstone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $120.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Dougherty & Co. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus. They now have a $180.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at William Blair.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “sector perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at FBN Securities. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $135.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at Imperial Capital from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $137.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Raymond James Financial, Inc.. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Susquehanna Bancshares Inc. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.
  • 9/3/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co. They now have a $168.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $155.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Rosenblatt Securities. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $182.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $155.00 to $168.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at First Analysis from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $145.00 to $159.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $150.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $135.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $160.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $150.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $146.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $161.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $158.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Citigroup Inc.. They now have a $168.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $160.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “in-line” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Evercore ISI. They now have a $145.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company. They now have a $185.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $180.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $149.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $145.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The). They now have a $165.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $158.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $146.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $140.00.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Maxim Group. They now have a $168.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/1/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Northland Securities. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/31/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BTIG Research. They now have a $175.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/29/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was given a new $140.00 price target on by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/28/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.. They now have a $173.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/25/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was given a new $146.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/18/2017 – Palo Alto Networks had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Imperial Capital. They now have a $137.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/17/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/12/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/11/2017 – Palo Alto Networks was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) opened at 144.35 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $138.46 and a 200-day moving average of $127.97. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. has a 52 week low of $107.31 and a 52 week high of $165.69. The stock’s market cap is $13.26 billion.

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 31st. The network technology company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by ($0.92). The company had revenue of $509.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.53 million. Palo Alto Networks had a negative return on equity of 19.72% and a negative net margin of 12.57%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Palo Alto Networks, Inc. will post $3.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Nir Zuk sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $145.01, for a total value of $290,020.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, President Mark Anderson sold 44,429 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $143.10, for a total transaction of $6,357,789.90. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 176,290 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,227,099. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 78,001 shares of company stock worth $11,014,834. Corporate insiders own 4.80% of the company’s stock.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc offers a next-generation security platform. The Company’s security platform consists of three elements: Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection and Threat Intelligence Cloud. Its Next-Generation Firewall delivers application, user and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network-based cyber threats integrated within the firewall through its hardware and software architecture.

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