Are Analysts Bullish about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) after last week?

January 19, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

 Are Analysts Bullish about F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) after last week?
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.15, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It fall, 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.
2,800 are held by Ellington Llc. Korea-based Korea Invest Corp has invested 0.04% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). New York-based Evercore Wealth Ltd Llc has invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Farmers & Merchants Invests reported 0% stake. Ameritas Partners has 1,490 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Trillium Asset Management Ltd Liability Com has 0.86% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Bancshares Of Nova Scotia reported 9,468 shares. 125,031 were accumulated by Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt. Principal Fincl Gru Incorporated owns 98,673 shares. Burney Communication owns 91,360 shares. Advantus Mgmt reported 0.02% stake. 309 are held by First Mercantile Tru Communication. 2,800 were reported by Prudential Public Ltd Company. Wms Partners Lc invested 0.83% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Kornitzer Cap Management Inc Ks, a Kansas-based fund reported 227,735 shares.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 sales for $3.31 million activity. 4,378 shares valued at $528,128 were sold by EAMES EDWARD JULIAN on Tuesday, August 1. 2,540 shares were sold by HIGGINSON ALAN, worth $306,128. Rogers Scot Frazier sold 2,295 shares worth $276,867. $242,682 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) was sold by Locoh-Donou Francois on Tuesday, August 1. Another trade for 6,215 shares valued at $747,473 was sold by Reinland Andrew. On Tuesday, August 1 the insider Gibson Benjamin sold $359,723.

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. had 99 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, September 3 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Hold”. As per Thursday, July 21, the company rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, August 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Wednesday, January 13. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 27 by Robert W. Baird. The rating was maintained by DA Davidson with “Buy” on Friday, August 12. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 29 by Wunderlich. Drexel Hamilton maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Friday, July 21 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $146.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, December 14 to “Buy”. Below is a list of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) latest ratings and price target changes.

17/01/2018 Broker: DA Davidson Rating: Buy New Target: $155.0
10/01/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $146.0 Maintain
05/01/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Sell Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy Upgrade
03/11/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $124.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Needham Rating: Hold Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Neutral Old Target: $115 New Target: $110 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $116 New Target: $111 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $124 New Target: $122 Maintain

The stock decreased 1.11% or $1.55 during the last trading session, reaching $138. About 568,261 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 21.28% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.58% the S&P500.

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 $8.64 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 21.23 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: Prnewswire.com which released: “Flowmon Joins F5 Networks’s Technology Alliance Program to Bring Automated …” on January 12, 2018, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Business Software & Services Stocks’ Research Reports Released on LivePerson …”, Valuewalk.com published: “Flowserve Corp (FLS) -Short Thesis” on January 12, 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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