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How to buy Proofpoint stock | $172.81

Learn how to easily invest in Proofpoint stock.

Proofpoint, Inc
NASDAQ: PFPT - USD
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE
$174.66
+$0.03 (+0.02%)

Proofpoint, Inc is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Proofpoint shares (PFPT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Proofpoint employs 3,658 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Proofpoint stock price (NASDAQ: PFPT)

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Proofpoint shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$172.81
52-week range$91.60 - $175.25
50-day moving average $173.89
200-day moving average $150.99
Wall St. target price$170.25
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-2.10

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Proofpoint price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $172.81 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -0.47%
3 months (2021-04-30) 0.41%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Proofpoint under- or over-valued?

Valuing Proofpoint stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Proofpoint's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Proofpoint's PEG ratio

Proofpoint's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.7508. 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 Proofpoint's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Proofpoint's EBITDA

Proofpoint's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Proofpoint's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Proofpoint financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Gross profit TTM $774.6 million
Return on assets TTM -2.47%
Return on equity TTM -33.47%
Profit margin -13.08%
Book value $5.09
Market capitalisation $10.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Proofpoint shares

There are currently 5.5 million Proofpoint shares held short by investors – that's known as Proofpoint's "short interest". This figure is 19.9% up from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Proofpoint shares can be evaluated.

Proofpoint's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Proofpoint's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Proofpoint shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Proofpoint shares traded daily (recently around 822070.78313253). Proofpoint's SIR currently stands at 6.64. In other words for every 100,000 Proofpoint shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6640 shares are currently held short.

However Proofpoint's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Proofpoint shares, or, against the total number of tradable Proofpoint shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Proofpoint's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Proofpoint shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.0965% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Proofpoint shares, roughly 97 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Proofpoint.

Find out more about how you can short Proofpoint stock.

Proofpoint share dividends

We're not expecting Proofpoint to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Proofpoint share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Proofpoint's shares have ranged in value from as little as $91.6 up to $175.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFPT.US volatility(beta: 1.24)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Proofpoint's is 1.2367. This would suggest that Proofpoint'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).

Proofpoint overview

Proofpoint, Inc. operates as a security-as-a-service provider that enables large and mid-sized organizations to defend, protect, archive, and govern their sensitive data worldwide. It offers protection against advanced and targeted threats, including malicious attachments, polymorphic threats, zero-day exploits, user-transparent drive-by downloads, malicious web links, hybrid threats, malware free attacks, and other penetration tactics. The company also provides integrated email security, cloud security, threat protection products, information protection and archiving, and digital risk protection product services. In addition, it offers solutions that enable secure business-to-business and business-to-consumer communications; email encryption services that encrypt sensitive emails and deliver them to PC or mobile device; file-transfer solutions for end-users to share various forms of documents and other content; security optimized cloud architecture solutions; and security-as-a-service platform consisting of solutions, platform technologies, and infrastructures. The company serves governments, education, financial services, and healthcare sectors; small and medium businesses; and mobile operators and Internet service providers. Proofpoint, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Proofpoint is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.473% of Proofpoint shares are held by insiders and 93.01% by institutions.
How many people work for Proofpoint?
Latest data suggests 3,658 work at Proofpoint.
When does the fiscal year end for Proofpoint?
Proofpoint's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Proofpoint based?
Proofpoint's address is: 925 West Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, United States, 94085
What is Proofpoint's ISIN number?
Proofpoint's international securities identification number is: US7434241037
What is Proofpoint's CUSIP number?
Proofpoint's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 743424103

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