Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW) EPS Estimated At $-0.21; Capital International Has Upped Advance Auto Parts (AAP) Holding By $544,500

February 20, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Capital International Inc increased Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP) stake by 127.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital International Inc acquired 5,500 shares as Advance Auto Parts Inc (AAP)’s stock declined 6.26%. The Capital International Inc holds 9,800 shares with $972,000 value, up from 4,300 last quarter. Advance Auto Parts Inc now has $7.95 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.11% or $1.21 during the last trading session, reaching $107.57. About 946,725 shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has risen 5.52% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.18% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) to report $-0.21 EPS on February, 27.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 63.79% from last quarter’s $-0.58 EPS. After having $-0.16 EPS previously, Palo Alto Networks, Inc.’s analysts see 31.25% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.93% or $1.49 during the last trading session, reaching $162.08. About 1.39M shares traded or 2.65% up from the average. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) has declined 16.31% since February 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.01% the S&P500.

Among 28 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Advance Auto Parts Inc. had 91 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold” on Tuesday, December 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 26 by J.P. Morgan. Raymond James upgraded the stock to “Strong Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, May 20 by Morgan Stanley. The company was maintained on Friday, November 13 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Tuesday, August 15. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 15 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) rating on Monday, October 2. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $102.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $175 target in Wednesday, August 17 report. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Friday, February 12 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.07, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 72 investors sold AAP shares while 112 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. 74.92 million shares or 1.99% less from 76.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board reported 0.03% stake. Steadfast Cap Mgmt Lp holds 1.07% or 695,518 shares in its portfolio. Reilly Fin Limited Com stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Hall Laurie J Trustee holds 0.01% or 140 shares in its portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 67,873 shares. Suntrust Banks Incorporated owns 11,941 shares. Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corp invested in 4,648 shares or 0% of the stock. First Quadrant Lp Ca has 0.05% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Glob X Mgmt Limited Liability holds 1,251 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 135,170 shares. Moreover, Assetmark Incorporated has 0% invested in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 867 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Pennsylvania-based Nationwide Fund Advisors has invested 0.08% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). Macquarie Gru Limited invested in 15,954 shares or 0% of the stock.

Capital International Inc decreased Priceline Group Inc (The) (NASDAQ:PCLN) stake by 671 shares to 2,772 valued at $5.08 million in 2017Q3. It also reduced Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) stake by 16,600 shares and now owns 144,990 shares. American Tower Corp (Reit) (NYSE:AMT) was reduced too.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides security platform solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.89 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-customer'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.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.94 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. Jpmorgan Chase And reported 1.29M shares. Middleton Communications Ma reported 9,660 shares. Dupont Cap Mgmt Corporation, a Delaware-based fund reported 2,603 shares. Endurance Wealth Mgmt reported 0.09% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Oppenheimer Asset Inc accumulated 22,677 shares. Arcadia Inv Mngmt Mi has invested 1.88% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Tremblant Capital Gru invested in 756,015 shares or 4.83% of the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Ltd reported 6,438 shares stake. 500 are held by West Oak. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa invested 0.02% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). 28,117 were accumulated by Tiverton Asset Limited Liability Company. Ohio-based Fifth Third Retail Bank has invested 0% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Virginia-based Bb&T Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW). Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) for 13,346 shares. Castleark Mngmt Lc invested 0.36% in Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW).

Among 52 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 42 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Palo Alto Networks had 185 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wunderlich downgraded the shares of PANW in report on Wednesday, March 1 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Wednesday, March 1. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Monday, November 13 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, November 21. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of PANW in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 4 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Tuesday, November 21 by Bernstein. Goldman Sachs initiated Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) on Monday, March 21 with “Buy” rating. First Analysis upgraded Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) rating on Friday, September 1. First Analysis has “Buy” rating and $160.0 target. Summit Redstone Partners upgraded the shares of PANW in report on Tuesday, September 5 to “Buy” rating.

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