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PANW

Palo Alto Networks

$161.06

-0.29 (-0.18%)

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Palo Alto Networks technology still 'best-in-class,' says Maxim

Maxim analyst Nehal Chokshi blames Palo Alto Networks' Q1 revenue miss and softer Q2 guidance to an extension in its large deal sales cycle. However, despite seeing limited upside for the remainder of FY17, he continues to believe that Palo Alto has a best-in-class network security capability and keeps a Buy rating and $185 price target on the shares.

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PANW Palo Alto Networks
$161.06

-0.29 (-0.18%)

11/22/16
UBSW
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $160
UBSW
Buy
Palo Alto Networks missed but conviction remains, says UBS
UBS analyst Brent Thill noted Palo Alto Networks missed Q1 estimates and that investors are likely to be skeptical about the company's prospects, especially with lighter Q2 guidance. Thill said he is sticking with the name as management has conviction there will be an acceleration in the second half of the year. Thill maintained his Buy rating and lowered his price target to $160 from $165 on Palo Alto Networks shares.
11/22/16
OPCO
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $184
OPCO
Outperform
Oppenheimer remains confident in Palo Alto Networks leadership position
Oppenheimer analyst Shaul Eyal says that while Palo Alto Networks' mixed results were "somewhat disappointing", he remains confident in its leadership position and ability to expand its platform. The analyst is "not losing sight of overall opportunity" as the company morphs into a platform provider and says the dip could provide an attractive buying opportunity. He reiterates an Outperform rating and $184 price target on the shares.
11/22/16
JPMS
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $170
JPMS
Overweight
Palo Alto Networks price target lowered to $170 from $196 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty lowered his price target for Palo Alto Networks to $170 after the company reported its second-ever revenue miss. Deal slippage on elongated sales cycles in the enterprise led to a shortfall in billings/revenue, Auty tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The miss makes the year more back-end loaded and will likely have investors questioning the company's ability to hit the 12%-13% product revenue growth guidance that was maintained for FY17, the analyst contends. Auty lowered his estimate for product growth down to 11% and keeps an Overweight rating on Palo Alto shares.
11/22/16
PIPR
11/22/16
NO CHANGE
Target $178
PIPR
Overweight
Palo Alto Networks still posting 31% revenue growth, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Andrew Nowinski points out that despite the "disappointing" Q1 results, Palo Alto Networks (PANW) is still generating 31% revenue growth, which is three-times above closest competitor Cisco (CSCO). He recommends investors hold the stock through the selling pressure. Nowinski lowered his price target for Palo Alto shares to $178 from $184 and keeps an Overweight rating on the name.

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