$1.56 EPS Expected for F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)

January 23, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

 $1.56 EPS Expected for F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It turned 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.
Fifth Third Natl Bank owns 360 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins Co The owns 83,827 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Schwab Charles Mngmt has 349,194 shares. Citadel Advsr Ltd Com holds 0% or 35,407 shares in its portfolio. Tci Wealth holds 28 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Llc, Illinois-based fund reported 172,900 shares. S&T Retail Bank Pa holds 1.75% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 81,179 shares. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands reported 20,100 shares stake. Ameriprise Inc has 1.26 million shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Prelude Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 1,220 shares. First Republic Investment Mngmt invested in 0% or 2,711 shares. Hsbc Plc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Evercore Wealth Management Ltd Liability stated it has 600 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 9,226 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Great West Life Assurance Can stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 selling transactions for $3.31 million activity. HIGGINSON ALAN had sold 2,540 shares worth $306,128. $747,473 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares were sold by Reinland Andrew. Gibson Benjamin also sold $382,480 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Tuesday, September 5. $276,867 worth of stock was sold by Rogers Scot Frazier on Tuesday, August 1. $242,682 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois on Tuesday, August 1. Kearny Ryan C. sold $100,812 worth of stock.

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. The rating was downgraded by Zacks on Friday, August 14 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Guggenheim to “Neutral” on Tuesday, September 22. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $111 target in Thursday, October 26 report. Citigroup initiated the shares of FFIV in report on Tuesday, October 6 with “Sell” rating. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, January 18. As per Wednesday, November 30, the company rating was downgraded by Bernstein. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 22 by M Partners. Drexel Hamilton maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 21 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 $8.83 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?”, Prnewswire.com published: “Business Software & Services Stocks’ Research Reports Released on LivePerson …” on January 10, 2018. More interesting news about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “F5 Networks: Is Resurrection Possible?” with publication date: January 10, 2018.

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