Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE: PSTG] closed the trading session at $22.32 on 03/18/21. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $22.19, while the highest price level was $23.54. The company report on March 16, 2021 that Pure Storage Brings Industry Leading Block Storage to Microsoft Azure.
Pure Cloud Block Store Eliminates Common Storage Tradeoffs by Combining High-Performance, Efficiency, Reliability, and Simplicity into New Cloud Native Solution.
Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multicloud world announced the general availability of Pure Cloud Block Store on Microsoft Azure Marketplace. With a common dataplane across multicloud environments, customers can move to the cloud on their terms, allowing for seamless application portability to the cloud or the ability to complement on-premises workloads with Dev/Test, Disaster Recovery and High Availability solutions in the cloud.
The stocks have a year to date performance of -1.28 percent and weekly performance of -1.85 percent. The stock has been moved at 46.26 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -19.31 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 3.33 percent over the most recent 3-months.
If compared to the average trading volume of 5.32M shares, PSTG reached to a volume of 5338230 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PSTG shares is $29.42 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PSTG stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Raymond James have made an estimate for Pure Storage Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Strong Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 15, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 09, 2021, representing the official price target for Pure Storage Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $22 to $30, while Cowen kept a Outperform rating on PSTG stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Pure Storage Inc. is set at 1.50, with the Price to Sales ratio for PSTG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.67. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 8.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.34. Price to Free Cash Flow for PSTG in the course of the last twelve months was 45.29 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.60.
PSTG stock trade performance evaluation
Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.85. With this latest performance, PSTG shares dropped by -19.31% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 46.26% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 154.79% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PSTG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 44.74, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.95 for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 24.20, while it was recorded at 23.29 for the last single week of trading, and 19.34 for the last 200 days.
Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] shares currently have an operating margin of -13.66 and a Gross Margin at +68.22. Pure Storage Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -16.75.
Return on Total Capital for PSTG is now -14.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -18.64. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -35.70, with Return on Assets sitting at -10.88. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 121.12. Additionally, PSTG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 54.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 32.22. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 116.82, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.83.
Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.66 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.65.Pure Storage Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.60 and a Current Ratio set at 2.60.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Pure Storage Inc. posted -0.02/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.15/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 86.70%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PSTG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Pure Storage Inc. go to 54.38%.
Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]: Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $5,593 million, or 89.30% of PSTG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PSTG stocks are: ARK INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLC with ownership of 41,161,248, which is approximately 60.828% of the company’s market cap and around 3.80% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 22,232,761 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $496.24 million in PSTG stocks shares; and VANGUARD GROUP INC, currently with $484.94 million in PSTG stock with ownership of nearly 2.577% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Pure Storage Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 146 institutional holders increased their position in Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE:PSTG] by around 34,796,091 shares. Additionally, 113 investors decreased positions by around 20,696,432 shares, while 42 investors held positions by with 195,106,483 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 250,599,006 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PSTG stock had 59 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,059,818 shares, while 34 institutional investors sold positions of 2,970,640 shares during the same period.