How to buy Palo Alto Networks (PANW) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Palo Alto Networks shares.

Palo Alto Networks Inc. Common Stock (PANW) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $385.58 after a previous close of $386.51. During the day the price has varied from a low of $383.93 to a high of $394.15. The latest price was $390.24 (25 minute delay). Palo Alto Networks is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 11,098 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  4. Search the platform for stock code: PANW in this case.
  5. Research Palo Alto Networks shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Palo Alto Networks shares. It's that simple.
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Palo Alto Networks share price (NASDAQ:PANW)

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Is it a good time to buy Palo Alto Networks stock?

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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.

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 2.2504. 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 share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Palo Alto Networks's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $26.3 million (£0.0 million).

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

How has coronavirus impacted Palo Alto Networks's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Palo Alto Networks's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $485.22, which is 49.92% up on its pre-crash value of $243 and 286.72% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $125.47.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Palo Alto Networks shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $619.72 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 $2,057.33.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Palo Alto Networks's 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.).

Environmental score

Palo Alto Networks's 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.

Social score

Palo Alto Networks's 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.

Governance score

Palo Alto Networks's 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.

Controversy score

Palo Alto Networks's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, 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

Palo Alto Networks Inc. Common Stock was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.28
Total ESG percentile 12.5
Environmental score 6.25
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 11.98
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 11.05
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 2

Palo Alto Networks shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Open$385.58
High$394.15
Low$383.93
Close$390.24
Previous close$386.51
Change$3.73
Change %0.965%
Volume799,792
Information last updated 2022-01-23.
52-week range$311.56 - $572.67
50-day moving average$529.6838
200-day moving average$439.1323
Wall St. target price$615.86
Dividend yieldN/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-5.265

Do Palo Alto Networks shares pay dividends?

We're not expecting Palo Alto 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, Palo Alto Networks's shares have ranged in value from as little as $311.56 up to $572.67. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PANW.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 Palo Alto Networks's is 1.3578. This would suggest that Palo Alto Networks's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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