How to buy Palo Alto Networks stock
Learn how to easily invest in Palo Alto Networks stock.
Palo Alto Networks is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Palo Alto Networks shares (PANW.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $234.44 – a decrease of 0.31% over the previous day. Palo Alto Networks employs 13,948 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $69.9 billion.
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Is Palo Alto Networks under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Palo Alto Networks P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA
Palo Alto Networks's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 177x. In other words, Palo Alto Networks stocks trade at around 177x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of September 25, 2023 (21.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Palo Alto Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.586. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Palo Alto Networks's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Palo Alto Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $590 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Palo Alto Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
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