F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Hit $181 Target Given By DA Davidson.

May 17, 2018 - By Steve Marquez

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Big Money Sentiment is 0.84 in 2017 Q4. It has change of 2017Q3’s as. The ratio is the same due to F5 Networks, Inc. positioning: 42 sold and 174 reduced. only 67 funds acquired stakes and 115 increased stakes. Investors holded 60.06 million in 2017Q3 but now own 55.68 million shares or 7.29% less.

52,794 were accumulated by Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd. Benjamin F Edwards & accumulated 5,760 shs. Oppenheimer invested in 1,875 shs. Advantus Capital Mgmt Inc reported 6,368 shs or 0.02% of all its holdings. Institute For Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com has 0.06% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 1,875 shs. Eqis Capital Mngmt Inc owns 0.05% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 6,998 shs. Ing Groep Nv holds 0.01% or 5,952 shs in its capital. Moreover, Arcadia Invest Mgmt Corp Mi has 0.02% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Numeric Limited Company owns 0.15% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 159,200 shs. Susquehanna Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 58,571 shs. Aurora Counsel holds 1.4% or 21,384 shs. Moreover, Amer Rech & Management Co has 0.51% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 12,665 shs. Boothbay Fund Management Ltd holds 1,700 shs. Clinton Grp Incorporated reported 0.26% stake. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt holds 0.01% or 32,508 shs.

F5 Networks, Inc. had 17 insider sales and 0 buys since February 1, 2018. This’s net activity of $20.13 million. On Friday, February 2 the insider DiLullo John D sold $542,378. 25,000 shs were sold by MCADAM JOHN, worth $3.60M on Tuesday, February 20. On Friday, May 4 Shares for $293,138 were sold by HIGGINSON ALAN. On Tuesday, May 1 Locoh-Donou Francois also sold $1.37 million worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Reinland Andrew sold $288,933 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 1,995 shs on Thursday, February 1. Rogers Scot Frazier also sold $396,540 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Thursday, February 1.

DA Davidson Downgraded F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV)’s Stock Rating to Neutral.

On Wednesday, 16 May DA Davidson changed the $10.45 billion market cap company’s rating to Neutral from Buy. stock research analysts has TP of $181 on the stock. This gives 5.82 % upside potential.

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

Total analysts of 15 have positions in F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) as follows: 7 rated it a “Buy”, 2 with “Sell” and 6 with “Hold”. The positive are 47%. The firm has $21100 highest while $130 is the lowest target. The average target $162.38 is -5.06% below the last ($171.04) price. Since January 4, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc F5 Networks has 19 analyst reports. On Thursday, January 25 the rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform”. On Friday, January 5 the firm has “Sell” rating given by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, May 16 the company was downgraded by DA Davidson. On Tuesday, January 23 the firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given. On Friday, April 13 the firm has “Buy” rating given by William Blair. On Tuesday, February 6 Goldman Sachs initiated F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating. Goldman Sachs has “Hold” rating and $145.0 target. On Wednesday, April 25 the firm has “Buy” rating given by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 4 the rating was upgraded by BMO Capital Markets to “Buy”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Buy” rating by Bank of America. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray.

FFIV is hitting $171.04 during the last trading session, after decreased 0.09%.Currently F5 Networks, Inc. is downtrending after 1.06% change in last May 17, 2017. FFIV has also 555,381 shares volume. FFIV underperformed the S&P 500 by 12.61%.

On July, 25 is expected F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)’s earnings report, as reported by Faxor. Analysts have anticipation on stock’s earnings per share of $1.86. That’s up 20.00 % from last year’s $1.55 earnings per share. If reported the P/E will be 22.99 with $113.67M profit. Wall Street sees 3.33 % EPS growth as of July, 25.

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 firm is valued at $10.45 billion. The company's primary application delivery technology is Traffic Management Operating System that enable company's products to intercept, inspect, and act on the contents of traffic from virtually each type of Internet Protocol-enabled application.The P/E ratio is 26.4. 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; 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.

A couple more F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) news were posted by: Benzinga.com which released on May 16, 2018 “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 16, 2018”, also Benzinga.com on April 25, 2018 posted “F5 Networks Q2 Earnings Preview”, the next Globenewswire.com is “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …” on May 15, 2018. 247Wallst.com has article titled “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: 3M, AMD, CenturyLink, Chipotle, F5 Networks, Raymond James, Symantec …”.

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