F5 Networks, Inc. (FFIV) Reaches $182.50 52-Week High; Last Week Clearfield, Inc. (CLFD) Analysts

June 17, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Among 2 analysts covering Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Clearfield had 7 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Lake Street initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 23 report. Northland Capital maintained the shares of CLFD in report on Thursday, February 22 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Northland Capital with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 1 by Northland Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by Northland Capital. The company was upgraded on Thursday, August 20 by Zacks. See Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) latest ratings:

22/02/2018 Broker: Northland Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $16.5 Maintain
29/12/2017 Broker: Lake Street Rating: Buy

The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) hit a new 52-week high and has $187.98 target or 3.00% above today’s $182.50 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $11.15B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jun, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $187.98 price target is reached, the company will be worth $334.59 million more. The stock increased 0.47% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $182.5. About 626,089 shares traded. F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has risen 37.01% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.44% the S&P500. Some Historical FFIV News: ; 26/04/2018 – F5 NETWORKS INC FFIV.O : D.A. DAVIDSON RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $181 FROM $167; 25/04/2018 – F5 Networks: Reinland to Retire May 31; 21/05/2018 – F5’S FRANCIS J. PELZER FORMERLY COO OF SAP CLOUD BUSINESS GROUP; 09/03/2018 F5 CEO Locoh-Donou Charts the Software Shift — Barron’s Blog; 25/04/2018 – F5 Announces New Application Services Offering for Multi-Cloud Environments; 22/05/2018 – CFO Moves: F5 Networks, Dixons Carphone; 25/04/2018 – F5 NETWORKS SEES 3Q ADJ EPS $2.36 TO $2.39, EST. $2.37; 25/04/2018 – F5 NETWORKS 2Q NET REV. $533.3M, EST. $530.1M; 25/04/2018 – F5 Networks Sees 3Q EPS $1.79-EPS $1.82; 21/05/2018 – F5 NETWORKS INC FFIV.O : BMO RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $186 FROM $169

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 $11.15 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 28.16 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.

Analysts await F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $1.86 EPS, up 20.00% or $0.31 from last year’s $1.55 per share. FFIV’s profit will be $113.67M for 24.53 P/E if the $1.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.80 actual EPS reported by F5 Networks, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.33% EPS growth.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $23.07 million activity. Rogers Scot Frazier had sold 2,738 shares worth $396,540. $1.92 million worth of stock was sold by Reinland Andrew on Monday, February 26. MCADAM JOHN had sold 25,000 shares worth $4.33M on Thursday, May 10. DiLullo John D had sold 6,891 shares worth $1.15 million. HIGGINSON ALAN had sold 1,740 shares worth $293,138 on Friday, May 4. 6,666 F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) shares with value of $1.18M were sold by Locoh-Donou Francois. Kearny Ryan C. sold $140,320 worth of stock or 862 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.97 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.13, from 0.84 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 36 investors sold F5 Networks, Inc. shares while 169 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. 55.47 million shares or 0.37% less from 55.68 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 16,945 were reported by Jane Street Gru Limited Liability. Landscape Management Ltd Company has 3,646 shares. Nine Masts Cap Ltd reported 356 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Gradient Invests Ltd Company has 0% invested in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 8 shares. Loomis Sayles And Limited Partnership accumulated 63 shares. Amp Cap Invsts has invested 0.05% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). 1.58 million were accumulated by Retail Bank Of Montreal Can. Cognios Capital Limited Liability Co invested 0.11% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). Pinebridge Lp owns 62,561 shares or 0.21% of their US portfolio. Fmr Ltd Liability Company holds 0.04% or 2.45M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holding Inc holds 0.04% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) for 190,287 shares. The Netherlands-based Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has invested 0.56% in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV). State Common Retirement Fund reported 163,865 shares. Hartford Invest Mgmt reported 0.03% stake. Lpl Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV).

Among 39 analysts covering F5 Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 27 Hold. Therefore 26% are positive. F5 Networks Inc. had 118 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, January 21 by Citigroup. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 20. Citigroup upgraded F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) on Wednesday, December 14 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Friday, October 9. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest on Tuesday, May 17. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of FFIV in report on Thursday, January 25 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, September 14 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Underweight” rating on Thursday, January 14 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, October 14, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital.

More news for F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) were recently published by: Investorplace.com, which released: “The Top 20 Stocks of 2018” on June 12, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s article titled: “F5 Networks (FFIV) Names Francis J. Pelzer as Chief Financial Officer” and published on May 21, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.36 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.31, from 1.67 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 4 investors sold Clearfield, Inc. shares while 10 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 14 raised stakes. 4.10 million shares or 0.40% less from 4.11 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Tci Wealth owns 0% invested in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) for 48 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD). Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) or 10,155 shares. Blackrock owns 790,775 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Vanguard Gp Inc invested in 447,985 shares. Thompson Davis has 0.04% invested in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) for 1,250 shares. Capital Fin Advisers Lc holds 0% or 25,000 shares. Wcm Management Ca owns 0.04% invested in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) for 309,265 shares. State Street owns 0% invested in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) for 173,232 shares. Ameritas Invest Prns stated it has 0% in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD). 17,571 were reported by Wells Fargo And Comm Mn. Geode Management reported 97,600 shares stake. Tower Research Cap Limited Liability (Trc) invested in 0% or 751 shares. Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt stated it has 21,200 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, California Pub Employees Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD).

The stock increased 1.79% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $11.35. About 49,972 shares traded or 66.39% up from the average. Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has declined 20.43% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.00% the S&P500. Some Historical CLFD News: ; 03/04/2018 – Clearfield® Enhances Functionality of its Full Fiber Distribution Cabinet Line; 07/03/2018 – Clearfield® Delivers 144-port Count Fiber Distribution Hub as Carriers Race to Expand FTTH Markets; 24/04/2018 – Clearfield Appoints Rosa Burns as New Chief Rev Officer; 14/03/2018 – Rex Energy Announces Sale of Non-Operated Oil and Gas Interests in Westmoreland, Centre and Clearfield Counties; 24/04/2018 – Clearfield Appoints Rosa Burns as New Chief Revenue Officer; 21/04/2018 – DJ Clearfield Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CLFD); 26/04/2018 – Clearfield 2Q Loss/Shr 2c; 05/03/2018 Clearfield to Participate at the 30th Annual ROTH Conference on March 12, 2018; 26/04/2018 – CLEARFIELD INC CLFD.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $74 MLN TO $76 MLN; 26/04/2018 – Clearfield Sees 2018 Rev $74M-$76M

Since February 5, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $85,029 activity. Harding Roger G bought $12,650 worth of stock. ROTH RONALD G bought $61,029 worth of stock or 5,000 shares.

Clearfield, Inc. manufactures, markets, and sells standard and custom passive connectivity products to the fiber-to-the-premises , large enterprises, and original equipment manufacturers markets in the United States. The company has market cap of $156.74 million. The firm offers Clearview cassette, a main building block of the companyÂ’s product platform; Clearview Classic and Clearview Blue, a system with five parts that nest together in the cassetteÂ’s main housing to support a range of applications; Clearview xPAK to land small port count fiber terminations and optical components; and fiber deep for cable-to-cable deployment, as well as packages optical components for signal coupling, splitting, termination, multiplexing, demultiplexing, and attenuation for integration within its fiber management platform. It has a 56.75 P/E ratio. The Company’s products also include Fieldsmart Fiber Crossover Distribution System and FieldSmart FxHD for fiber management modularity and scalability; FieldSmart Fiber Scalability Center, a modular and scalable outside plant cabinet that allows rollout of FTTP services; FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point, a series of enclosure systems that incorporates the delivery of fiber connectivity to the neighborhood or business district; and FieldSmart Small Count Delivery, an enclosure systems that are packaged to make landing small count fiber cost-effective and efficient.

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