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

January 23, 2018 - By Lynda A. Deweese

 F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Analysts See $1.56 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It worsened, 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.
41,488 are held by Quantbot Technology Ltd Partnership. Philadelphia has 0.8% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 81,093 shares. Lazard Asset Limited Liability invested in 0.04% or 180,253 shares. Moreover, Brown Advisory has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 5,177 shares. 233,548 are held by Pggm Invs. Sterling Mngmt Ltd Co owns 8,021 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Aqr Management Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.09% stake. Old Mutual Investors (Uk) Limited invested in 1.77% or 1.40M shares. Patten Inc owns 40 shares. Advantus Mngmt Inc holds 0.02% or 6,387 shares in its portfolio. Fjarde Ap has 15,495 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Washington Tru State Bank stated it has 15,400 shares or 0.29% of all its holdings. Sei stated it has 0.01% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Amica Retiree Med Tru stated it has 1,617 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Llc holds 2,501 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.31 million activity. 3,052 shares were sold by DiLullo John D, worth $367,930 on Tuesday, August 1. $276,867 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Rogers Scot Frazier. Reinland Andrew sold 6,215 shares worth $747,473. On Tuesday, September 5 Gibson Benjamin sold $382,480 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 3,262 shares. Another trade for 4,378 shares valued at $528,128 was made by EAMES EDWARD JULIAN on Tuesday, August 1. $242,682 worth of stock was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois on Tuesday, August 1.

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 22.61 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 1.66% or $2.3 during the last trading session, reaching $141.06. About 916,819 shares traded or 20.44% up from the average. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 21.28% since January 23, 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. $123.42’s average target is -12.51% below currents $141.06 stock price. F5 Networks Inc. had 99 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. PiperJaffray downgraded the shares of FFIV in report on Friday, July 14 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FFIV in report on Sunday, October 8 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, November 13 the stock rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by BMO Capital Markets. Piper Jaffray upgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, October 27 to “Overweight” rating. Pacific Crest maintained the shares of FFIV in report on Wednesday, January 13 with “Overweight” rating. Citigroup upgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Wednesday, December 14 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Wednesday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Neutral” on Tuesday, December 22.

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 $8.83 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 21.7 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 important recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “F5 Networks up on analyst upgrade, new Street-high price target” on January 04, 2018, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “What’s in the Cards for F5 Networks (FFIV) in Q1 Earnings?”, Seekingalpha.com published: “F5 Networks: Is Resurrection Possible?” on January 10, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Business Software & Services Stocks’ Research Reports Released on LivePerson …” with publication date: January 10, 2018.

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