Market Analysts see Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] gaining to $25. Time to buy?

Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE: PSTG] traded at a high on 07/19/21, posting a 1.73 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $18.24. The company report on July 13, 2021 that Pure’s Evergreen Subscription to Innovation Reaches New Milestone, Delivers Over 7,000 Non-Disruptive Controller Upgrades Since 2015.

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The latest achievement reflects Pure’s continued effort to deliver a Modern Data Experience, paving the way for flexible, Storage as-a-Service consumption.

Pure Storage® (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers storage as-a-service in a multi-cloud world, announced it has reached a new growth milestone for its subscription-based Evergreen™ Storage program, with over 2,700 customers having done non-disruptive storage upgrades and the average number of upgrades having grown 38% year-over-year for the last five years. The consistent growth of Evergreen serves as a foundation for Pure’s strategy to deliver simple, reliable and scalable storage as-a-service (STaaS) and a seamless bridge to the cloud.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 7524509 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Pure Storage Inc. stands at 3.64% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.15%.

The market cap for PSTG stock reached $5.20 billion, with 280.33 million shares outstanding and 265.78 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.08M shares, PSTG reached a trading volume of 7524509 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus 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 $27.94 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 1.90. 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.

Stifel have made an estimate for Pure Storage Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 21, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on May 13, 2021, representing the official price target for Pure Storage Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $25, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Overweight rating on PSTG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Pure Storage Inc. is set at 0.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for PSTG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.00. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.33. Price to Free Cash Flow for PSTG in the course of the last twelve months was 69.27 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.60.

How has PSTG stock performed recently?

Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.44. With this latest performance, PSTG shares dropped by -5.79% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -20.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.56% 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 39.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 36.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 41.68 for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 18.84, while it was recorded at 18.19 for the last single week of trading, and 20.71 for the last 200 days.

Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] shares currently have an operating margin of -13.61 and a Gross Margin at +68.27. Pure Storage Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -16.75.

Return on Total Capital for PSTG is now -14.85, 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.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] managed to generate an average of -$74,231 per employee. 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 2.70.

Earnings analysis for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]

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 57.39%.

Insider trade positions for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]

There are presently around $4,372 million, or 83.30% 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 32,887,736, which is approximately -20.1% of the company’s market cap and around 3.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 23,509,390 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $428.81 million in PSTG stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $340.8 million in PSTG stock with ownership of nearly -15.961% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Pure Storage Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 173 institutional holders increased their position in Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE:PSTG] by around 26,059,192 shares. Additionally, 125 investors decreased positions by around 37,110,188 shares, while 32 investors held positions by with 176,515,256 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 239,684,636 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PSTG stock had 64 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,643,574 shares, while 39 institutional investors sold positions of 4,539,338 shares during the same period.

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