F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Analysts See $1.56 EPS

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

 F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Analysts See $1.56 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 42 investors sold F5 Networks, Inc. shares while 168 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 144 raised stakes. 60.06 million shares or 0.69% less from 60.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Tci Wealth Advsrs has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt owns 2,600 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 64,471 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Global Endowment Management L P holds 0.06% or 3,700 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 285,390 shares. Burney owns 0.76% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 91,360 shares. Federated Investors Inc Pa accumulated 14,618 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Nomura Asset Mngmt Limited stated it has 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Atria Investments Limited Com reported 7,863 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated owns 5,177 shares. Public Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 36,340 shares. Ngam Advsrs Ltd Partnership invested in 48,654 shares. Voloridge Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.15% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 54,242 shares. Fjarde Ap reported 15,495 shares. Ray Gerald L Limited stated it has 1,800 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.31 million activity. Rogers Scot Frazier had sold 2,295 shares worth $276,867 on Tuesday, August 1. Gibson Benjamin sold $382,480 worth of stock or 3,262 shares. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider HIGGINSON ALAN sold $306,128. 836 shares were sold by Kearny Ryan C., worth $100,812. $242,682 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider EAMES EDWARD JULIAN sold $528,128.

Analysts expect F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report $1.56 EPS on January, 24 after the close.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 5.41 % from last quarter’s $1.48 EPS. FFIV’s profit would be $97.64 million giving it 22.73 P/E if the $1.56 EPS is correct. After having $1.98 EPS previously, F5 Networks, Inc.’s analysts see -21.21 % EPS growth. The stock increased 1.46% or $2.04 during the last trading session, reaching $141.81. About 414,789 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 21.28% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.58% the S&P500.

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Ratings Coverage

Among 36 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 28 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. has $16000 highest and $90.0 lowest target. $123.04’s average target is -13.24% below currents $141.81 stock price. F5 Networks Inc. had 98 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 20 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of FFIV in report on Tuesday, October 10 with “Hold” rating. Wunderlich initiated F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. The company was downgraded on Thursday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research on Monday, August 3. The rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Neutral” on Wednesday, November 9. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by William Blair given on Friday, November 13. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 11 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Monday, October 9 report.

F5 Networks, Inc. develops, markets, and sells application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance, and availability of network applications, servers, and storage systems. The company has market cap of $8.88 billion. It offers Local Traffic Manager, which provides intelligent load-balancing, traffic management, and application health checking; BIG-IP DNS that automatically directs users to the closest or best-performing physical, virtual, or cloud environment; Link Controller, which monitors the health and availability of each connection in organizations with more than one Internet service provider; Advanced Firewall Manager, a network firewall; and Application Security Manager, an Web application firewall that provides comprehensive, proactive, and application-layer protection against generalized and targeted attacks. It has a 21.82 P/E ratio. The firm also provides Access Policy Manager, which provides secure, granular, and context-aware access to networks and applications; Carrier-Grade Network Address Translation, which offers a set of tools that enables service providers to migrate to IPv6 while continuing to support and interoperate with existing IPv4 devices and content; and Policy Enforcement Manager that offers traffic classification capabilities to identify the specific applications and services to service providers.

More notable recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “F5 Needs Some ‘Creative Destruction'” on December 19, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “F5 Networks: Is Resurrection Possible?” published on January 10, 2018, Valuewalk.com published: “Flowserve Corp (FLS) -Short Thesis” on January 12, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Flowmon Joins F5 Networks’s Technology Alliance Program to Bring Automated …” published on January 12, 2018 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Business Software & Services Stocks’ Research Reports Released on LivePerson …” with publication date: January 10, 2018.

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