Reviewing CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD)’s and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd …

Since CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWD) and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) are part of the Security Software …

Since CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWD) and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) are part of the Security Software & Services industry, they are influenced by contrast. The influences particularly affect the risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership of both companies.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. 80 41.75 N/A -0.67 0.00
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 117 8.89 N/A 5.12 21.86

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Profitability

Table 2 provides CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. 0.00% 0% 0%
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 0.00% 21.7% 14%

Liquidity

The Current Ratio of CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. is 1 while its Quick Ratio stands at 1. The Current Ratio of rival Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is 1.6 and its Quick Ratio is has 1.6. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.

Analyst Ratings

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. 0 1 2 2.67
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. 0 4 1 2.20

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.’s average target price is $91.75, while its potential upside is 41.46%. On the other hand, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s potential upside is 15.66% and its average target price is $129.4. The data provided earlier shows that CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. appears more favorable than Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., based on analyst view.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Institutional investors owned 18.7% of CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. shares and 77.1% of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. shares. Competitively, 24.8% are Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. 1.84% 40.93% 0% 0% 0% 53.57%
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. -1.15% -4.95% -5.65% 0.92% -1.4% 9.06%

For the past year CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. has stronger performance than Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Summary

On 6 of the 10 factors Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. beats CrowdStrike Holdings Inc.

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. provides hardware and software products and services for IT security worldwide. The company offers a portfolio of network security, endpoint security, data security, and management solutions. It provides security gateways to protect the networks and prevent the threats of enterprises, data centers, and small and large branch offices; security gateway appliances, including platforms for small business and small office locations, high end and high demanding data centers, and perimeter environments; and security management software, which offers security management through a single console that streamlines security operations and provides visibility into policy administration and threat analysis. The company also offers vSEC product line and advanced threat prevention technologies, which enables customers to build a secure infrastructure today and protect future deployments across private and public cloud solutions; and mobile security solutions that protects devices from threats on the device (OS), in apps, and in the network, as well as delivers a threat catch rate for iOS and Android. In addition, it provides threat protection solutions, such as SandBlast Agent and SandBlast Cloud, cloud and endpoint options, and ThreatCloud infrastructure solutions. Further, the company offers technical services, including technical customer support programs and plans; professional services in implementing, upgrading, and optimizing products comprising design planning and security implementation; and certification and educational training services. It sells its products and services to enterprises, service providers, small and medium sized businesses, and consumers through a network of channel partners, such as distributors, resellers, original equipment manufacturers, system integrators, and telcos and managed service providers. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Dropped in Q2 2019

The New York-based Clearline Capital Lp has invested 3.9% in the stock. Crosslink Capital Inc, a California-based fund reported 734,287 shares.

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Sentiment for Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC)

Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2019. Its down -0.24, from 1.23 in 2019Q1. The ratio fall, as 174 investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 175 reduced and sold their positions in Symantec Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 540.17 million shares, down from 551.58 million shares in 2019Q1. Also, the number of investment managers holding Symantec Corp in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 7 to 4 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 37 Reduced: 138 Increased: 123 New Position: 51.

Symantec Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.12 billion. It operates through two divisions, Consumer Digital Safety and Enterprise Security. It has a 146.47 P/E ratio. The Consumer Digital Safety segment provides Norton-branded services that provide multi-layer security services across desktop and mobile operating systems, public Wi-Fi connections, and home networks to defend against online threats to individuals, families, and small businesses.

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $24.46. About 6.28M shares traded. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has risen 6.15% since September 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.15% the S&P500.

Analysts await Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $0.32 EPS, up 6.67 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.3 per share. SYMC’s profit will be $197.77 million for 19.11 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.35 actual EPS reported by Symantec Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.57 % negative EPS growth.

Starboard Value Lp holds 25.16% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation for 38.00 million shares. 13D Management Llc owns 996,534 shares or 6.53% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Contour Asset Management Llc has 4.64% invested in the company for 3.20 million shares. The New York-based Clearline Capital Lp has invested 3.9% in the stock. Crosslink Capital Inc, a California-based fund reported 734,287 shares.

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Symantec Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Symantec Corp, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $1400 while the high is $28. The stock’s average target of $21.75 is -11.08% below today’s ($24.46) share price. SYMC was included in 10 notes of analysts from March 26, 2019. As per Monday, June 17, the company rating was upgraded by Mizuho. The rating was initiated by Mizuho with “Hold” on Tuesday, March 26. On Friday, May 10 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral”. On Monday, April 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, June 11.

More notable recent Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “After Hours: Broadcom and Symantec Reportedly Nearing Deal, Lyft Smashes Q2 Estimates – Nasdaq” on August 07, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “After Hours Most Active for Aug 15, 2019 : SYMC, AKRX, DISCA, ANGI, LYFT, GLRE – Nasdaq” published on August 15, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Earnings Preview: Symantec (SYMC) Q1 Earnings Expected to Decline – Nasdaq” on August 01, 2019. More interesting news about Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Friday 8/16 Insider Buying Report: SYMC, OTEL – Nasdaq” published on August 16, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Top-Ranked Stocks Suitable for Millennials: 6 Picks – Nasdaq” with publication date: September 05, 2019.

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Trust Investment Advisors decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 10.28% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Trust Investment Advisors sold 4,075 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.56% . The institutional investor held 35,560 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $4.76M, down from 39,635 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Trust Investment Advisors who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $ market cap company. The stock decreased 0.14% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $137.32. About 12.56 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 29.33% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.33% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 29/03/2018 – MICROSOFT SAYS TERRY MYERSON TO LEAVE; 15/05/2018 – Wix to Host Analyst and Investor Day on June 5, 2018; 25/04/2018 – InGenius Releases New Integration for Microsoft Dynamics 365 at Genesys CX18; 29/03/2018 – Microsoft Diminishes Windows Role in Cloud-Focused Reorganization–3rd Update; 29/05/2018 – Microsoft has previously sought to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, despite the Trump administration’s attempts to end it; 12/04/2018 – Octopai One of Nine Innovative Cloud-Based Startups Selected for Microsoft ScaleUp 2018; 13/04/2018 – KBRA Releases Macro-Market Research: The EU’s Hungary Drama; 06/03/2018 – Keysight Technologies Announces $350M Share Repurchase Program; 07/05/2018 – Microsoft projects a future of A.I.-powered drones at its annual developer conference; 27/04/2018 – J.P. Morgan predicts Microsoft will report earnings above expectations this year

Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc increased its stake in International Business Machs (IBM) by 27.47% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc bought 3,220 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.46% . The institutional investor held 14,940 shares of the computer manufacturing company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $2.07 million, up from 11,720 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Eagleclaw Capital Managment Llc who had been investing in International Business Machs for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $127.21B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.01% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $143.6. About 1.29 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 1.89% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500. Some Historical IBM News: 17/04/2018 – IBM – “A HIGHER LEVEL OF WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION ACTIVITY DROVE ANOTHER 6 POINTS OF EXPENSE GROWTH” IN THE QTR – CONF CALL; 14/03/2018 – EV GROUP – PLANS TO INTEGRATE IBM’S PATENTED HYBRID LASER RELEASE PROCESS INTO EVG’S FIELD-PROVEN TEMPORARY BONDING AND DEBONDING EQUIPMENT SOLUTIONS; 24/03/2018 – Crown Prince Tours IBM Watson Health Center; 17/04/2018 – IBM – STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES REVENUE OVER LAST 12 MONTHS WAS $37.7 BILLION, UP 12 PERCENT (UP 10 PERCENT ADJUSTING FOR CURRENCY); 16/03/2018 – IBM – CLOUD PRIVATE FOR DATA IS AN INTEGRATED DATA SCIENCE, DATA ENGINEERING AND APP BUILDING PLATFORM; 17/04/2018 – IBM Ended 1Q With $13.2 Billion of Cash on Hand; 15/05/2018 – IBM Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 17/04/2018 – IBM – REPORTED GAAP AND OPERATING (NON-GAAP) TAX RATES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER INCLUDE A $0.8 BILLION DISCRETE TAX BENEFIT; 16/05/2018 – Qualtrics Announces Strategic Partnership with IBM; 21/03/2018 – IBM: Morgan Stanley Cheers Display of Watson Success at ‘Think’ Conference — Barron’s Blog

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in Q2 2019. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2019Q1. It fall, as 47 investors sold MSFT shares while 999 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 664 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 2.38% less from 5.41 billion shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Marco Invest Mngmt Ltd Com reported 91,439 shares or 2.18% of all its holdings. Front Barnett Assoc Lc has 1.72% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 76,733 shares. Moreover, Connable Office has 1.18% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 47,850 shares. Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd holds 3.62% or 321,663 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has invested 3.68% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Blume Mngmt Inc has invested 3.74% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Connors Investor accumulated 69,683 shares or 1.24% of the stock. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Commerce stated it has 3.49% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Stadion Money Mngmt Limited Liability Com reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). 2.53M were accumulated by State Treasurer State Of Michigan. Royal London Asset Mgmt owns 4.60M shares or 5.83% of their US portfolio. Moneta Gp Invest Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 788 shares stake. Aimz Invest Ltd Liability Co holds 41,529 shares. New England Retirement Grp Inc has invested 0.12% in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Great Lakes Advisors Ltd Liability owns 400,566 shares.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $1.24 EPS, up 8.77% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.14 per share. After $1.37 actual EPS reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.49% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Microsoft Stock Buy Signal Flashes Again – Yahoo Finance” on August 27, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Bill Gates Says This Type of AI Will Be Worth “10 Microsofts” – Yahoo Finance” published on August 27, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) Hits 52-Week High, Can the Run Continue? – Nasdaq” on June 20, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on April 01, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Microsoft (MSFT) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth – Nasdaq” with publication date: July 11, 2019.

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Fir Tree Inc decreased its stake in Microsoft Corp (MSFT) by 50.87% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fir Tree Inc sold 508,374 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.56% . The hedge fund held 491,000 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $65.77 million, down from 999,374 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fir Tree Inc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $ market cap company. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.18 during the last trading session, reaching $137.34. About 12.11M shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 29.33% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.33% the S&P500. Some Historical MSFT News: 02/04/2018 – Unbound Technology’s Unbound Key Control Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace; 07/03/2018 – Microsoft Store to Host The BarberTime Media Network’s Launch in Atlanta and DC Areas!; 28/03/2018 – Techmeme: Sources: Microsoft retiring Redstone codename later this year for upcoming Windows 10 releases, new codename format; 25/04/2018 – lnGenius Releases New Integration for Microsoft Dynamics 365 at Genesys CX18; 13/04/2018 – Microsoft, Adobe and Mattel among 40 companies pledging to make workplace changes to help women succeed; 12/03/2018 – Microsoft touts progress of chat app Teams in battle with Slack; 05/05/2018 – BUFFETT SAYS CHANGE IN U.S. CORPORATE TAX LAW WAS GOOD FOR SHAREHOLDERS GENERALLY; 08/05/2018 – DELL, MICROSOFT COLLABORATE IN INTERNET OF THINGS SOLUTION; 03/05/2018 – Unravel Data Collaborates with Microsoft Azure to Boost Performance and Reliability for Big Data Workloads in the Cloud; 26/04/2018 – MICROSOFT CEO SAYS OFFICE 365 COMMERCIAL NOW HAS MORE THAN 135 MLN MONTHLY ACTIVE USERS, OFFICE 365 CONSUMER SUBSCRIBERS ROSE TO 30.6 MLN, CONF CALL

Citizens & Northern Corp increased its stake in Intel Corp (INTC) by 30.1% based on its latest 2019Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citizens & Northern Corp bought 11,354 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.41% . The institutional investor held 49,075 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $2.35 million, up from 37,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Citizens & Northern Corp who had been investing in Intel Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $233.68B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.91% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $52.53. About 11.97M shares traded. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has risen 6.00% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.00% the S&P500. Some Historical INTC News: 26/04/2018 – INTEL’S JIM KELLER PREVIOUSLY WITH TESLA; 26/04/2018 – INTEL CORP – KELLER WILL OFFICIALLY START IN HIS NEW ROLE AT CO ON APRIL 30; 17/05/2018 – FTC: 20181163: TPG Partners VII, L.P.; Intel Corporation; 19/03/2018 – Selling Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Buying Facebook — Barrons.com; 07/03/2018 – Sen. Heinrich: Heinrich To Participate In Senate Intel Committee Hearing On Security Clearance Reform; 08/03/2018 – Sen. Heinrich: Heinrich Questions Witnesses During Senate Intel Hearing On Security Clearance Reform; 27/04/2018 – HousePrmCommIntl: Intel Committee Publishes Russia Report; 19/03/2018 – Shekhar Gupta: Exclusive: China quietly & cleverly finds a new route to S. Doklam, 7 months after India stopped it, writes; 08/05/2018 – Al Semiconductor Company Syntiant Demonstrates Analog Neural Network for Always-On Battery-Powered Devices, Closes A Round Funding Led by Intel Capital; 15/03/2018 – Cramer also sits down with the CEOs of Intel, HP Inc. and Clorox

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.77 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.14, from 0.91 in 2019Q1. It dived, as 47 investors sold MSFT shares while 999 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 664 raised stakes. 5.28 billion shares or 2.38% less from 5.41 billion shares in 2019Q1 were reported. 1,724 are held by D Scott Neal Incorporated. Lesa Sroufe And, Washington-based fund reported 30,048 shares. Moreover, Cypress Management Ltd has 4.46% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 259,341 shares. Numerixs Investment Technologies Incorporated holds 0.76% or 19,539 shares. London Of Virginia holds 1.9% or 1.65 million shares. Cobblestone Cap Limited Co Ny stated it has 74,567 shares or 0.9% of all its holdings. 1.03M are owned by Bradley Foster Sargent Ct. Jensen Inv Mgmt owns 4.59M shares or 7.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Guinness Asset Mngmt Ltd has 3.86% invested in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Norman Fields Gottscho Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 3,000 shares. Buckingham Capital Management holds 2.49% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for 98,470 shares. Annex Advisory Ser Limited Liability Com reported 0.82% stake. 325,525 were accumulated by Captrust Fin Advsrs. Symphony Asset Mgmt Ltd Company reported 0.55% stake. Federated Invsts Incorporated Pa has invested 0.86% of its portfolio in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT).

More notable recent Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “Microsoft Stock Buy Signal Flashes Again – Yahoo Finance” on August 27, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Microsoft (MSFT) 4th Quarter Earnings: What to Expect – Nasdaq” published on July 18, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Microsoft (MSFT) 3rd Quarter Earnings: What to Expect – Nasdaq” on April 24, 2019. More interesting news about Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Nasdaq 100 Movers: ILMN, MSFT – Nasdaq” published on July 19, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Technology Sector Update for 09/12/2019: ORCL, AVGO, MSFT, AAPL, IBM, CSCO, GOOG – Nasdaq” with publication date: September 12, 2019.

Analysts await Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to report earnings on October, 23. They expect $1.24 earnings per share, up 8.77% or $0.10 from last year’s $1.14 per share. After $1.37 actual earnings per share reported by Microsoft Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.49% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in 2019 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 0.86 in 2019Q1. It worsened, as 78 investors sold INTC shares while 717 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 523 raised stakes. 2.79 billion shares or 1.66% less from 2.84 billion shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Mckinley Carter Wealth Services invested in 20,764 shares or 0.27% of the stock. The Pennsylvania-based Lincoln Natl Corp has invested 0.09% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). St Johns Mgmt Ltd Llc stated it has 30,581 shares. Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Ltd Llc holds 598,978 shares. State Street holds 195.54M shares. Utd Services Automobile Association holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 3.72M shares. Natl Asset Mgmt Incorporated owns 0.28% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 53,564 shares. Montag A Assocs Inc reported 120,508 shares. Doliver Advsr Limited Partnership reported 13,143 shares. Moreover, Guardian Life Ins Of America has 0.09% invested in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Stonebridge Cap Management holds 3.62% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) for 191,848 shares. Court Place Advsrs Limited Liability, Maryland-based fund reported 129,997 shares. S&Co has invested 0.7% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Farmers Merchants holds 0.81% or 264,717 shares. J Goldman & Lp holds 5,858 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

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Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) Shares Acquired by APG Asset Management NV

AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Fortinet by 35.5% during the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns …

Fortinet logoAPG Asset Management N.V. boosted its stake in shares of Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT) by 146.6% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,265,004 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 752,100 shares during the quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. owned approximately 0.74% of Fortinet worth $85,344,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. FMR LLC boosted its position in Fortinet by 495.1% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,243,818 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $104,444,000 after acquiring an additional 1,034,818 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Fortinet by 35.5% during the first quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 3,803,217 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $316,808,000 after purchasing an additional 997,004 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Fortinet by 50.3% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,351,384 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $165,377,000 after purchasing an additional 787,230 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Fortinet by 71.6% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,280,262 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $98,363,000 after purchasing an additional 534,070 shares during the period. Finally, Altshuler Shaham Ltd raised its position in shares of Fortinet by 23.4% during the second quarter. Altshuler Shaham Ltd now owns 2,294,523 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $176,288,000 after purchasing an additional 434,502 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.51% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on FTNT shares. BidaskClub lowered Fortinet from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 21st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Fortinet in a research report on Friday, August 2nd. Citigroup boosted their target price on Fortinet from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 2nd. Barclays reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $99.00 target price on shares of Fortinet in a research report on Sunday, August 4th. Finally, Monness Crespi & Hardt reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price (up from $97.00) on shares of Fortinet in a research report on Friday, August 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. Fortinet has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.96.

In other Fortinet news, VP John Whittle sold 1,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.23, for a total value of $94,037.50. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 9,309 shares in the company, valued at $700,316.07. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Ken Xie sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.33, for a total value of $650,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 12,523,273 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,018,517,793.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 50,250 shares of company stock worth $3,950,598 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 17.20% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:FTNT opened at $78.37 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.58, a PEG ratio of 3.58 and a beta of 1.09. Fortinet Inc has a 1-year low of $64.41 and a 1-year high of $96.96. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $81.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $82.54.

Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The software maker reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.28. The firm had revenue of $521.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $511.38 million. Fortinet had a return on equity of 23.96% and a net margin of 19.07%. Fortinet’s quarterly revenue was up 18.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Fortinet Inc will post 1.43 earnings per share for the current year.

Fortinet Company Profile

Fortinet, Inc provides broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It offers FortiGate hardware and software licenses that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiSandbox technology that delivers proactive detection and mitigation services; and FortiSIEM family of software solutions, which offers a cloud-ready security information and event management solutions.

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