Fly News Breaks for February 25, 2020
Feb 25, 2020 | 07:48 EDT
Credit Suisse analyst Brad Zelnick lowered his price target for Palo Alto Networks to $190 from $195 after the company reported a 3rd consecutive quarterly miss in Q2, once again citing changing sales incentives at the end of its last fiscal year as the culprit. While the analyst appreciates changes in incentives take time to have an impact, he sees a disconnect between a realignment of incentives toward product and its cloud security focused marketing strategy. Even still, if Palo Alto Networks is able to drive product revenue growth back to the high-single digits, subscription revenue will have to accelerate to hit management's 20% 3-year revenue CAGR target., he adds. Overall, Zelnick still sees a difficult path to achieving targets, especially as the cloud security market becomes even more competitive. He has an Underperform rating on the shares.
News For PANW From the Last 2 Days
Jun 4, 2020 | 09:32 EDT
Cleveland Research analyst Ben Bollin said his checks suggest that the momentum Palo Alto Networks had exiting April end quarter has extended into June, as he is hearing about favorable demand for next gen application deployments and "encouraging" appliance feedback. The analyst, who also said he is hearing the pipeline appears favorable, has a Buy rating on Palo Alto shares.