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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 3,368 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$979 million.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Proofpoint's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$110.62, which is 10.72% down on its pre-crash value of USD$123.9 and 31.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$83.81.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Proofpoint shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$824.89 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$910.40.
|Latest market close||USD$110.62|
|52-week range||USD$83.81 - USD$131.37|
|50-day moving average||USD$106.7997|
|200-day moving average||USD$112.3009|
|Wall St. target price||USD$144.57|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$-2.1|
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|1 week (2020-10-13)||-1.26%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||6.81%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||-7.07%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||-6.94%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||-7.38%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||9.44%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||15.10%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||91.65%|
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 "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3964. 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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$979 million|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$652 million|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||-30.85%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$6.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million Proofpoint shares held short by investors – that's known as Proofpoint's "short interest". This figure is 2.1% down from 2.3 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) is the quantity of Proofpoint shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Proofpoint shares traded daily (recently around 625172.95774648). Proofpoint's SIR currently stands at 3.55. In other words for every 100,000 Proofpoint shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3550 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 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Proofpoint shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0458% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Proofpoint shares, roughly 46 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an 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.
We're not expecting Proofpoint to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Over the last 12 months, Proofpoint's shares have ranged in value from as little as $83.81 up to $131.37. 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 Proofpoint's is 1.283. This would suggest that Proofpoint's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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, advanced threat, 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 extensible security-as-a-service platform. The company serves aerospace and defense, education, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail sectors. Proofpoint, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
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