How to buy F5 Networks (FFIV) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in F5 Networks shares.

F5 Networks Inc (FFIV) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $228.03 after a previous close of $226.96. During the day the price has varied from a low of $227.69 to a high of $230.336. The latest price was $229.46 (25 minute delay). F5 Networks is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 6,579 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in F5 Networks

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FFIV in this case.
  5. Research F5 Networks shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your F5 Networks shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 5x F5 Networks shares with popular platforms

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F5 Networks share price (NASDAQ:FFIV)

Use our graph to track the performance of FFIV stocks over time.

F5 Networks price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $229.46

1 week (2022-09-29) 56.30%
1 month (2022-09-06) 48.03%
3 months (2022-07-06) 47.67%
6 months (2022-04-06) 8.48%
1 year (2021-10-06) 16.12%
2 years (2020-10-06) 82.95%
3 years (2019-10-04) 72.58%
5 years (2017-10-06) 92.82%

Is it a good time to buy F5 Networks stock?

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Is F5 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.

P/E ratio

F5 Networks's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, F5 Networks shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

PEG ratio

F5 Networks's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8633. A PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into F5 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.

EBITDA

F5 Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $555.5 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a F5 Networks's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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 F5 Networks.

Total ESG risk score

F5 Networks's total ESG risk: 13.39

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and F5 Networks's overall score of 13.39 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like F5 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.).

Environmental score

F5 Networks's environmental score: 2.33/100

Social score

F5 Networks's social score: 8.46/100

Governance score

F5 Networks's governance score: 2.26/100

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

F5 Networks Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.39
Total ESG percentile 12.32
Environmental score 2.33
Social score 8.46
Governance score 2.26

F5 Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-10.
Open$228.03
High$230.336
Low$227.69
Close$229.46
Previous close$226.96
Change$2.5
Change %1.1015%
Volume275,195
Information last updated 2022-10-04.
52-week range$141.91 - $249
50-day moving average$159.9804
200-day moving average$183.5309
Wall St. target price$198.93
PE ratio27.3612
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$5.51

F5 Networks share dividends

We're not expecting F5 Networks to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, F5 Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $141.91 up to $249. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FFIV.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 F5 Networks's is 1.1558. This would suggest that F5 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).

Frequently asked questions

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