An Insider Stanley Meresman Unloaded 1980 shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW); FBD HOLDINGS PLC ORDINARY SHARES IRELAN (FBDHF) SI Decreased By 2.96%

March 16, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

In a form filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, it was made public that the director of Palo Alto Networks Inc Stanley Meresman, an insider in spotlight, made a deal for 1,980 shares of the public firm, worth $373,709 USD using an average share price of $188.7 USD. Stanley Meresman presently owns 11,854 shares or 0.01% of Palo Alto Networks Inc’s market cap.

FBD HOLDINGS PLC ORDINARY SHARES IRELAN (OTCMKTS:FBDHF) had a decrease of 2.96% in short interest. FBDHF’s SI was 16,400 shares in March as released by FINRA. Its down 2.96% from 16,900 shares previously. It closed at $15.40046 lastly. It is down 0.00% since March 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $189.01. About 951,276 shares traded. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has declined 16.31% since March 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.01% the S&P500.

Among 53 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 44 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Palo Alto Networks has $235 highest and $119 lowest target. $183.09’s average target is -3.13% below currents $189.01 stock price. Palo Alto Networks had 204 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Pacific Crest maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Friday, May 27 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1 with “Market Perform”. As per Friday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, January 5, the company rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets. Maxim Group maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 27 report. Jefferies maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rating on Tuesday, November 21. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $183.0 target. The stock of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) earned “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Friday, September 1. On Thursday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, February 27. As per Tuesday, September 5, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.36 billion. The Company’s platform includes Next-Generation Firewall that delivers application, user, and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network cyber threats; Advanced Endpoint Protection, which prevents cyber-attacks that exploit software vulnerabilities on various fixed, mobile, and virtual endpoints and servers; and Threat Intelligence Cloud, which offers central intelligence capabilities, security for software as a service applications, and automated delivery of preventative measures against cyber-attacks. It currently has negative earnings. The firm provides firewall appliances and software; Panorama, a security management solution for the control of appliances deployed on an end-customerÂ’s network as a virtual or a physical appliance; and Virtual System Upgrades, which are available as extensions to the virtual system capacity that ships with physical appliances.

Analysts await Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) to report earnings on May, 30. They expect $-0.13 earnings per share, up 74.51% or $0.38 from last year’s $-0.51 per share. After $-0.40 actual earnings per share reported by Palo Alto Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -67.50% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.06, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 43 investors sold Palo Alto Networks, Inc. shares while 148 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 159 raised stakes. 70.19 million shares or 3.76% more from 67.64 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bourgeon Mgmt Limited Liability holds 2.76% or 32,546 shares in its portfolio. 20,000 are held by Firsthand Cap Inc. Grp Inc Inc holds 1,448 shares. Broadview Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 1,950 shares in its portfolio. Finemark Savings Bank invested in 0.01% or 1,409 shares. Gru One Trading L P holds 7,763 shares. Advisory Services Network Ltd Co stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). 264 were accumulated by Aviance Cap Management Limited Liability Company. Commonwealth Bancorp Of Aus reported 146 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 0.25% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd has 690 shares. 3,103 were reported by Hilltop Holdings Inc. Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited reported 682,000 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Com reported 0.04% stake. Comerica reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW).

Since October 2, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 sales for $72.40 million activity. On Tuesday, October 10 MCLAUGHLIN MARK D sold $5.24M worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) or 35,000 shares. On Tuesday, October 10 MERESMAN STANLEY J sold $302,024 worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) or 2,000 shares. 28,000 Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) shares with value of $4.15 million were sold by ZUK NIR. $4.09M worth of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) was sold by BONVANIE RENE.

FBD Holdings plc, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products to farmers, private individuals, and business owners in Ireland. The company has market cap of $538.08 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Underwriting and Financial Services. It has a 12.6 P/E ratio. It offers car, home, and farm insurance products; shop, pub, and office based professional insurance; manufacturers, wholesale, and distribution insurance; and restaurant, cafe, and takeaway insurance products.

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