F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) Gets Lower Rating And $181 Target By DA Davidson.

May 17, 2018 - By Richard Doty

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

Moreover, Commonwealth Bancorporation Of has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 100 shs. Aperio Group Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.06% or 87,826 shs in its capital. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Limited has 0.01% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Chevy Chase Trust Hldgs stated it has 54,224 shs or 0.03% of all its holdings. Castleark Mngmt Lc accumulated 0.03% or 6,380 shs. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership reported 1,480 shs. Lazard Asset Mngmt has 0.05% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 189,156 shs. Great West Life Assurance Co Can invested in 0.01% or 46,219 shs. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 9,757 shs or 0.12% of the stock. Seizert Cap Prtn reported 2.27% stake. Virginia Retirement Et Al has 54,000 shs for 0.08% of their capital. Exane Derivatives stated it has 41 shs or 0% of all its holdings. Bancorporation Of America De invested 0% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Addenda Cap Inc reported 0.36% of its capital in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys accumulated 83,915 shs.

F5 Networks, Inc. had 17 insider sales and 0 insider buys since February 1, 2018. This’s net activity of $20.13 million. On Thursday, February 1 1,995 shs were sold by Reinland Andrew, worth $288,933. On Tuesday, May 1 Rogers Scot Frazier had sold 2,738 shs worth $446,238. On Friday, May 4 HIGGINSON ALAN sold $293,138 worth of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) or 1,740 shs. Another trade for 7,518 shs valued at $1.09 million was sold by Kearny Ryan C.. On Friday, February 2 Shares for $239,281 were sold by Locoh-Donou Francois. Another trade for 25,000 shs valued at $4.33M was made by MCADAM JOHN on Thursday, May 10.

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

The PT of F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) is $181 on 16 May. DA Davidson’s research analysts has changed financial firm’s rating to Neutral. It’s old rating was Buy.

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

In total 15 analysts cover F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV). “Buy” rating has 7, “Sell” are 2, while 6 are “Hold”. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has 47% bullish analysts. With $21100 highest and $130 lowest target, F5 Networks has $162.38 average target or -5.06% below the current ($171.04) price. 19 are the (NASDAQ:FFIV)’s ratings reports on May 17, 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Wednesday, January 24 the rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. In Wednesday, May 16 report DA Davidson downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating. On Thursday, January 25 the stock has “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray. On Tuesday, February 6 the stock has “Hold” rating by Goldman Sachs. The stock rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Thursday, January 25. On Wednesday, January 24 the company was maintained by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, January 25 the stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) earned “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets. On Thursday, April 26 Barclays Capital maintained F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) rating. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $135 target. On Thursday, May 3 the stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Buy” rating given by J.P. Morgan. On Tuesday, January 23 the rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold”.

FFIV reached $171.04 during the last trading session after $0.16 change.Currently F5 Networks, Inc. is downtrending after 1.06% change in last May 17, 2017. FFIV has also 555,381 shares volume. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 12.61%.

On July, 25 WallStreet expected F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV)’s earnings release, Faxor reports. Analysts forecast $1.86 earnings per share. That’s $0.31 up or 20.00 % from 2017’s earnings of $1.55. In case of $1.86 earnings per share FFIV’s profit could be $113.67 million. Last quarter $1.80 earnings per share was reported. Analysts sees 3.33 % EPS growth this quarter.

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 worth $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.26.4 is the P/E ratio. 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 published by: Benzinga.com which released on May 16, 2018 “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 16, 2018”, also 247Wallst.com on May 16, 2018 published “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: 3M, AMD, CenturyLink, Chipotle, F5 Networks, Raymond James, Symantec …”, the next Benzinga.com is “F5 Networks Q2 Earnings Preview” on April 25, 2018. Globenewswire.com has article titled “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Gartner, F5 Networks, Medidata Solutions, Evertec, Ring Energy, and …”.

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