Fortinet Inc. [NASDAQ: FTNT] price plunged by -1.78 percent to reach at -$0.88. The company report on August 23, 2022 that NEC and Fortinet enter global agreement to deliver end-to-end, high-performance security for 5G networks.
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NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701), a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies, and Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, have entered a global agreement to jointly build secure 5G networks for communication service providers (CSPs). Through the partnership, Fortinet will provide its comprehensive best-in-class security solutions, including FortiGate – the world’s most deployed next-generation firewall and highest performing hyperscale firewall, while NEC will offer professional services built on its solid track record in the telecom industry to deliver carrier-grade, sustainable networking required in 5G.
As 5G brings massively increased data traffic and architectural shifts to CSPs’ networks, such as Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC), ensuring protection against emerging threats without sacrificing customer experience is a paramount concern. This industrial evolution necessitates CSPs to adopt comprehensive end-to-end security design and protection as a critical priority.
A sum of 5822384 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 5.41M shares. Fortinet Inc. shares reached a high of $49.49 and dropped to a low of $48.57 until finishing in the latest session at $48.69.
The one-year FTNT stock forecast points to a potential upside of 31.81. The average equity rating for FTNT stock is currently 2.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on Fortinet Inc. [FTNT]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FTNT shares is $71.40 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FTNT stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. 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.
BMO Capital Markets have made an estimate for Fortinet Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on June 28, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on May 11, 2022, representing the official price target for Fortinet Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $340 to $350, while Mizuho kept a Buy rating on FTNT stock. On March 29, 2022, analysts increased their price target for FTNT shares from 364 to 395.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Fortinet Inc. is set at 1.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for FTNT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 10.33. Price to Free Cash Flow for FTNT in the course of the last twelve months was 35.74 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.00.
FTNT Stock Performance Analysis:
Fortinet Inc. [FTNT] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.24. With this latest performance, FTNT shares dropped by -18.37% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -29.34% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -22.97% 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 FTNT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 34.35, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 29.45, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.79 for Fortinet Inc. [FTNT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 56.46, while it was recorded at 49.98 for the last single week of trading, and 60.95 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Fortinet Inc. Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Fortinet Inc. [FTNT] shares currently have an operating margin of +19.32 and a Gross Margin at +76.02. Fortinet Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.16.
Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 74.10, with Return on Assets sitting at 12.18.
Fortinet Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.00 and a Current Ratio set at 1.10.
FTNT Stock EPS
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 FTNT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Fortinet Inc. go to 23.48%.
Fortinet Inc. [FTNT] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $26,181 million, or 70.60% of FTNT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FTNT stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 67,375,293, which is approximately -0.921% of the company’s market cap and around 11.90% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 52,995,764 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.58 billion in FTNT stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.57 billion in FTNT stock with ownership of nearly -8.541% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Fortinet Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 418 institutional holders increased their position in Fortinet Inc. [NASDAQ:FTNT] by around 43,683,969 shares. Additionally, 510 investors decreased positions by around 44,432,748 shares, while 113 investors held positions by with 449,582,099 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 537,698,816 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FTNT stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,078,536 shares, while 103 institutional investors sold positions of 3,653,620 shares during the same period.