$1.59 EPS Expected for F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)

July 17, 2017 - By Richard Conner

 $1.59 EPS Expected for F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV)
Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 0.83 in 2016Q3. It is positive, as 41 investors sold F5 Networks, Inc. shares while 197 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 60.27 million shares or 2.18% more from 58.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
California Pub Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.04% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 174,900 shares. Sawgrass Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 1.28% or 188,920 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.03% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 20,413 shares. Cantab Cap Prns Llp reported 0% stake. Moreover, American Century Cos Incorporated has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Trillium Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested 1.16% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Tudor Inv Et Al holds 0.03% or 8,090 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Institutional Company Na invested 0.04% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Blackrock Advsr Ltd Liability Com invested 0.01% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Ameriprise has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Guinness Asset Mgmt Limited has 75 shares. Aviva Public Limited Company owns 43,107 shares. Us Savings Bank De stated it has 0.02% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Charter Company reported 4,108 shares.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 insider sales for $9.54 million activity. On Monday, May 1 the insider EAMES EDWARD JULIAN sold $593,442. Shares for $1.30 million were sold by MCADAM JOHN. Rogers Scot Frazier had sold 2,406 shares worth $318,462. Another trade for 846 shares valued at $108,248 was made by Kearny Ryan C. on Monday, May 1. $794,368 worth of stock was sold by Reinland Andrew on Monday, May 1. Shares for $536,280 were sold by DiLullo John D on Wednesday, February 1. Another trade for 3,954 shares valued at $541,698 was sold by Chadwick Jonathan.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on July, 26 after the close. They expect $1.59 earnings per share, up 12.77 % or $0.18 from last year’s $1.41 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $99.90M for 19.79 P/E if the $1.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.46 actual earnings per share reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.90 % EPS growth. About 907,525 shares traded or 31.39% up from the average. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 21.28% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.58% the S&P500.

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) Ratings Coverage

Among 32 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 24 Hold. Therefore 19% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 71 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by PiperJaffray given on Friday, July 14. On Thursday, April 21 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Friday, January 15. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Friday, August 14. RBC Capital Markets downgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating on Thursday, October 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $125 target. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Oppenheimer maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, October 29 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest on Wednesday, January 13. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. Citigroup initiated the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, October 6 report.

F5 Networks, Inc. is a developer and well-known provider of software defined application services. The company has market cap of $7.91 billion. The Firm is engaged in the development, marketing and sale of application delivery networking products that optimize the security, performance and availability of network applications, servers and storage systems. It has a 21.57 P/E ratio. The Company’s geographical divisions include the Americas ; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); Japan, and the Asia Pacific region (APAC).

More recent F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were published by: Gurufocus.com which released: “Woodstock Corp Buys NV5 Global Inc, Ubiquiti Networks Inc, Fortinet Inc, Sells …” on July 13, 2017. Also Barrons.com published the news titled: “The Biggest Loser: F5 Networks Falls 3.5%” on July 14, 2017. Thestreet.com‘s news article titled: “F5 Networks Gets ‘Neutral’ Rating at Piper Jaffray, Stock Slides” with publication date: July 14, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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