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 $288.91 – an increase of 3.99% over the previous day. Palo Alto Networks employs 14,182 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.2 billion.
How to buy shares in Palo Alto Networks
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: PANW in this case.
- Research stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your stocks. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
- Easy-to-use platform
- Low fees
- Student and young investor discounts
- Access to international stock exchanges
- Low margin rates
- Powerful research tools
- $50 in free trades
- Low commissions
- Easy-to-use app
Is it a good time to buy Palo Alto Networks stock?
Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Palo Alto Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $132.22 up to $278.69. 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 1.125. 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).
|1 week (2023-11-23)||9.79%|
|1 month (2023-10-30)||18.88%|
|3 months (2023-08-30)||19.03%|
|6 months (2023-05-30)||32.99%|
|1 year (2022-11-30)||70.05%|
|2 years (2021-11-30)||58.47%|
|3 years (2020-11-30)||194.89%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||401.14%|
The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.
Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.
Buy Palo Alto Networks stocks from these online trading platformsCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of investment options among top trading platforms.
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
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 156x. In other words, Palo Alto Networks stocks trade at around 156x 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 November 10, 2023 (20.44). 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 1.82. 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 $783.6 million ($1.1 billion CAD).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Palo Alto Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Frequently asked questions
More on investing
Your guide to how ETFs work and whether this type of investment is right for you.Read more…
Learning how to read stock charts and recognize chart patterns can unlock your success as a trader.Read more…
Owning a stock means you own part of a company and can potentially grow your wealth. But there is a risk of loss.Read more…
More guides on Finder
How to buy Yoshitsu Co. stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing Yoshitsu Co. stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Cerberus Cyber Sentinel stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing Cerberus Cyber Sentinel stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Fresh Grapes LLC stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing Fresh Vine Wine, Inc stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Quest Diagnostics Incorporated stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing DGX with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Nuvectis Pharma (NVCT) stock in Canada when it goes public
Everything we know about the Nuvectis Pharma IPO plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy BuzzFeed stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing BuzzFeed, Inc stocks, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Best renewable energy stocks
These are the best renewable energy stocks to buy now in Canada.
How to buy ADMA Biologics stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing ADMA with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy Dycom Industries stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing DY with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How to buy VICI Properties stock in Canada
Steps to owning and managing VICI with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
Ask an Expert
You must be logged in to post a comment.