BofA Securities slashes price target on Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] – find out why.


Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE: PSTG] closed the trading session at $24.01 on 06/01/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $23.52, while the highest price level was $25.07. The company report on June 1, 2022 that Pure Storage Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Results.

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Q1 revenue growing 50% year-over-yearRecord Q1 operating profitRaised FY23 revenue outlook to $2.66 billion.

Today Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the IT pioneer that delivers the world’s most advanced data storage technology and services, announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended May 8, 2022.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -26.24 percent and weekly performance of 7.52 percent. The stock has been moved at -22.47 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -19.48 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -9.40 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.09M shares, PSTG reached to a volume of 8829493 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 $37.71 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.

BofA Securities have made an estimate for Pure Storage Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May 20, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on April 05, 2022, representing the official price target for Pure Storage Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $37 to $40, while Wells Fargo kept a Overweight rating on PSTG stock. On March 03, 2022, analysts increased their price target for PSTG shares from 33 to 34.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Pure Storage Inc. is set at 1.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for PSTG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.11. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.27, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 5.00. Price to Free Cash Flow for PSTG in the course of the last twelve months was 22.03 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.30.

PSTG stock trade performance evaluation

Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.52. With this latest performance, PSTG shares dropped by -19.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -22.47% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.05% 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 39.34, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 41.91, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 39.31 for Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 29.47, while it was recorded at 23.64 for the last single week of trading, and 28.20 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 -4.51 and a Gross Margin at +67.52. Pure Storage Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -6.57.

Return on Equity for this stock declined to -19.05, with Return on Assets sitting at -4.81.

Pure Storage Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.30 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Pure Storage Inc. [PSTG]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $5,836 million, or 84.70% of PSTG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PSTG stocks are: FMR LLC with ownership of 33,074,113, which is approximately 9.549% of the company’s market cap and around 3.70% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 27,369,119 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $649.47 million in PSTG stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $434.77 million in PSTG stock with ownership of nearly 23.651% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Pure Storage Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of June and at the time of the June reporting period, where 213 institutional holders increased their position in Pure Storage Inc. [NYSE:PSTG] by around 32,813,468 shares. Additionally, 175 investors decreased positions by around 26,469,673 shares, while 54 investors held positions by with 186,643,025 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 245,926,166 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PSTG stock had 76 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,379,441 shares, while 41 institutional investors sold positions of 5,670,451 shares during the same period.