F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Analysts See $1.73 EPS

April 18, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) LogoInvestors sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. Its the same as in 2017Q3. It is flat, 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.
Asset Mngmt One Limited stated it has 0.03% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). The Illinois-based Castleark Ltd Llc has invested 0.03% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Shell Asset holds 20,019 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Ny State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Apg Asset Nv has 1.54M shares. Lpl Fin Limited Liability reported 4,945 shares. Moreover, Exane Derivatives has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 41 shares. First Allied Advisory Serv stated it has 0.07% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Moreover, Koch has 0.12% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 6,287 shares. Pictet Cie (Europe) invested in 3,136 shares. Grimes And reported 51,274 shares stake. Retail Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.01% or 9,817 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Connor Clark And Lunn Invest Management has 0.03% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 32,850 shares. 850 are owned by Atlantic Group Ltd. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund has 0.03% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 17,672 shares.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $8.86 million activity. $239,281 worth of stock was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois on Friday, February 2. The insider MCADAM JOHN sold 25,000 shares worth $3.60 million. Rogers Scot Frazier sold $396,540 worth of stock or 2,738 shares. Kearny Ryan C. sold $1.09 million worth of stock or 7,518 shares. DiLullo John D had sold 3,801 shares worth $542,378. $289,014 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares were sold by HIGGINSON ALAN.

Analysts expect F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report $1.73 EPS on April, 25 after the close.They anticipate $0.27 EPS change or 18.49 % from last quarter’s $1.46 EPS. FFIV’s profit would be $106.99 million giving it 22.83 P/E if the $1.73 EPS is correct. After having $1.83 EPS previously, F5 Networks, Inc.’s analysts see -5.46 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.43% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $157.99. About 500,722 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has declined 1.06% since April 19, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.61% the S&P500.

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 firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 25. As per Tuesday, February 6, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 26 by BMO Capital Markets. Cowen & Co maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Buy” on Thursday, January 4. Jefferies maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Friday, November 3. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $124.0 target. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $111 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, January 5. William Blair upgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Friday, April 13 to “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $146.0 target.

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 $9.77 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 24.38 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.

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