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How to buy Palo Alto Networks stock
Learn how to easily invest in Palo Alto Networks stock.
Palo Alto Networks Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Palo Alto Networks shares (PANW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Palo Alto Networks employs 12,561 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.5 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- PANW shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is PANW stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is PANW suitable for ethical investing?
- Are PANW shares over-valued?
- Palo Alto Networks's financials
- How volatile are PANW shares?
- Does Palo Alto Networks pay a dividend?
- Have PANW shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Palo Alto Networks stock price (NASDAQ: PANW)Use our graph to track the performance of PANW stocks over time.
Palo Alto Networks shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$163.17|
|52-week range||$140.52 - $213.63|
|50-day moving average||$174.71|
|200-day moving average||$177.16|
|Wall St. target price||$217.42|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-3.98|
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Is it a good time to buy Palo Alto Networks stock?
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Palo Alto Networks price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-20)||-6.77%|
|1 month (2022-08-26)||-70.90%|
|3 months (2022-06-27)||-67.49%|
|6 months (2022-03-23)||N/A|
|1 year (2021-09-27)||-66.43%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||-32.61%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||202.4|
|5 years (2017-09-27)||16.62%|
Is Palo Alto Networks stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Palo Alto Networks stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Palo Alto Networks's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Palo Alto Networks's PEG ratio
Palo Alto Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7346. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Palo Alto Networks's EBITDA
Palo Alto Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $31.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Palo Alto Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Palo Alto Networks financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.5 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||-1.05%|
|Return on equity TTM||-63.23%|
|Market capitalisation||$48.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Palo Alto Networks's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Palo Alto Networks.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Palo Alto Networks's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 18.28
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Palo Alto Networks's overall score of 18.28 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Palo Alto Networks is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Palo Alto Networks's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.25/100
Palo Alto Networks's environmental score of 6.25 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Palo Alto Networks is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Palo Alto Networks's social score
Social score: 11.98/100
Palo Alto Networks's social score of 11.98 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Palo Alto Networks is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Palo Alto Networks's governance score
Governance score: 11.05/100
Palo Alto Networks's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Palo Alto Networks is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Palo Alto Networks's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Palo Alto Networks scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Palo Alto Networks has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||18.28|
|Total ESG percentile||12.5|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
|Level of controversy||2|
Palo Alto Networks share dividends
We're not expecting Palo Alto Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Palo Alto Networks's shares ever split?
Palo Alto Networks's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 13 September 2022. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Palo Alto Networks shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Palo Alto Networks shares which in turn could have impacted Palo Alto Networks's share price.
Palo Alto Networks share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Palo Alto Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $140.5161 up to $213.6333. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Palo Alto Networks's is 1.1282. This would suggest that Palo Alto Networks's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Palo Alto Networks overview
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company offers firewall appliances and software; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of firewall appliances and software deployed on a customer's network, as well as their instances in public or private cloud environments, as a virtual or a physical appliance; and virtual system upgrades, which are available as extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with physical appliances. It also provides subscription services covering the areas of threat prevention, malware and persistent threat, URL filtering, laptop and mobile device protection, and firewall; and DNS security, Internet of Things security, SaaS security API, and SaaS security inline, as well as threat intelligence, and data loss prevention. In addition, the company offers cloud security, secure access, security operations, and threat intelligence and cyber security consulting; professional services, including architecture design and planning, implementation, configuration, and firewall migration; education services, such as certifications, as well as online and in-classroom training; and support services. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. sells its products and services through its channel partners, as well as directly to medium to large enterprises, service providers, and government entities operating in various industries, including education, energy, financial services, government entities, healthcare, Internet and media, manufacturing, public sector, and telecommunications.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Palo Alto Networks is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.722% of Palo Alto Networks shares are held by insiders and 89.624% by institutions. How many people work for Palo Alto Networks?
Latest data suggests 12,561 work at Palo Alto Networks. When does the fiscal year end for Palo Alto Networks?
Palo Alto Networks's fiscal year ends in July. Where is Palo Alto Networks based?
Palo Alto Networks's address is: 3000 Tannery Way, Santa Clara, CA, United States, 95054 What is Palo Alto Networks's ISIN number?
Palo Alto Networks's international securities identification number is: US6974351057 What is Palo Alto Networks's CUSIP number?
Palo Alto Networks's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 697435105
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