How Many F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)’s Analysts Are Bearish?

April 21, 2018 - By Rusty Cady

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is the same, as 42 investors sold F5 Networks, Inc. shares while 174 reduced holdings. only 67 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less from 60.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Proshare Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 17,051 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Arcadia Corporation Mi holds 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 600 shares. Parametric Port Ltd Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 124,676 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio holds 0.02% or 36,388 shares. Credit Suisse Ag reported 184,822 shares. Lazard Asset Llc holds 189,156 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Federated Pa owns 1,428 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 0.86% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Advantus Capital Mngmt invested in 6,368 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 0.16% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 10,547 shares. 12,541 are held by Metropolitan Life Insurance New York. Twin Cap Inc has invested 0.21% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 46,219 shares. Martingale Asset Management L P accumulated 86,265 shares. Cap Fund Mngmt Sa reported 156,716 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $8.86 million activity. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $3.60M was made by MCADAM JOHN on Tuesday, February 20. Another trade for 1,995 shares valued at $288,933 was sold by Reinland Andrew. Locoh-Donou Francois had sold 1,675 shares worth $239,281 on Friday, February 2. Kearny Ryan C. sold $1.09M worth of stock. Rogers Scot Frazier sold $396,540 worth of stock or 2,738 shares. 2,000 F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares with value of $289,014 were sold by HIGGINSON ALAN.

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

Among 14 analysts covering F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. F5 Networks had 19 analyst reports since October 26, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, February 6. As per Thursday, October 26, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, January 25. On Friday, January 5 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell”. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Needham. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, January 25 by Cowen & Co. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 25 by Piper Jaffray. The company was upgraded on Thursday, January 4 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Piper Jaffray. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. Below is a list of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/04/2018 Broker: William Blair Rating: Buy Upgrade
06/02/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Initiate
25/01/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $157 New Target: $168 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $147.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $162.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $156 New Target: $166 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $145.0 Maintain
24/01/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $120 New Target: $130 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $155.0

The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $156.96. About 485,372 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

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 $9.71 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 24.22 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.

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Institutional Positions Chart

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