F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) EVP Thomas Dean Fountain sold 88 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $140.61, for a total transaction of $12,373.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 1,641 shares in the company, valued at approximately $230,741.01. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Thomas Dean Fountain also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, May 14th, Thomas Dean Fountain sold 188 shares of F5 Networks stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $143.61, for a total transaction of $26,998.68.
  • On Thursday, May 2nd, Thomas Dean Fountain sold 1,017 shares of F5 Networks stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.58, for a total transaction of $154,156.86.
  • On Tuesday, February 26th, Thomas Dean Fountain sold 545 shares of F5 Networks stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $171.60, for a total transaction of $93,522.00.

NASDAQ FFIV traded down $0.46 during trading on Friday, reaching $136.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 644,681 shares, compared to its average volume of 674,182. The company has a market capitalization of $8.44 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 0.91. F5 Networks, Inc. has a 12 month low of $135.79 and a 12 month high of $199.71.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 24th. The network technology company reported $2.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $544.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $547.03 million. F5 Networks had a net margin of 22.91% and a return on equity of 39.13%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.31 EPS. As a group, research analysts forecast that F5 Networks, Inc. will post 8.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. American Capital Management Inc. increased its position in F5 Networks by 0.3% during the 4th quarter. American Capital Management Inc. now owns 21,760 shares of the network technology company’s stock worth $3,526,000 after purchasing an additional 70 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in F5 Networks by 3.2% during the 1st quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 2,402 shares of the network technology company’s stock worth $377,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV increased its position in F5 Networks by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 6,354 shares of the network technology company’s stock worth $997,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD increased its position in F5 Networks by 2.3% during the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 4,776 shares of the network technology company’s stock worth $749,000 after purchasing an additional 107 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Fifth Third Bancorp increased its position in F5 Networks by 24.2% during the 1st quarter. Fifth Third Bancorp now owns 586 shares of the network technology company’s stock worth $92,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. 97.15% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts recently commented on FFIV shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of F5 Networks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $178.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of F5 Networks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of F5 Networks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 14th. William Blair reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of F5 Networks in a research note on Tuesday, March 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of F5 Networks from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price target for the company from $157.00 to $163.00 in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. F5 Networks has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $173.99.

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F5 Networks Company Profile

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's primary application delivery technology is Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) that enable company's products to intercept, inspect, and act on the contents of traffic from virtually each type of Internet Protocol-enabled application.

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