17.10 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 7:56PM EDT
|Bid||17.03 x 3000|
|Ask||17.10 x 800|
|Day's Range||16.80 - 17.17|
|52 Week Range||14.20 - 20.61|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.65|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Apr 30, 2019 - May 6, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||20.26|
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FireEye, Inc. (FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today announced that it has won the SC Award for Best Email Security Solution. Winners of the 2019 SC Awards – announced at a March 5 ceremony in San Francisco – were chosen by a distinguished group of leading IT security professionals from SC Media’s readership and selected by SC Media’s editorial team. To address this concern, FireEye® Email Security delivers leading detection and protection against email-based threats within one integrated solution.
Some recent FireEye news about an upgrade for the company has FEYE stock heading higher on Monday.The upgrade to FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) comes from JPMorgan Chase analyst Sterling Auty. This upgrade has the analyst moving FEYE stock from a "Neutral" rating to a new rating of "Overweight."To go along with the upgrade from the JPMorgan Chase analyst is a price target of $20. This represents a roughly 24% premium over FEYE stock's closing price of $16.10 on Friday. The price target is based on a 4.75 time multiple over FireEye's revere outlook of $959 million for 2020.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips"FireEye has re-established itself as a leading cybersecurity company, but by combining the market leading incident response service with an expanding product portfolio," Auty said in a research note obtained by TheStreet.com. "We believe the transition is complete and now FEYE is in position to see billings growth in the high single digits and the potential to over deliver and see double digit growth." * 7 Top Stocks to Buy From Goldman Sachs' Secret Portfolio According to Sterling Auty, FireEye has already shown its strong potential to investors with results from its December quarter. This saw the company's billings for the period increase by 10%. The JPMorgan Chase analyst believes that investors are likely to see more results like this in the future, which is the reason behind the recent upgrade to FEYE stock.FEYE stock was up 5% as of Monday afternoon. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Growth Stocks Racing to All-Time Highs * 5 Warren Buffett Stocks You Can't Go Wrong With * Game On for These 3 Gaming Stocks As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post FireEye News: Why FEYE Stock Is on Fire Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
shares were up 6.8% in trading Monday to $17.19 after the stock was upgraded to overweight from neutral at JPMorgan Chase with a $20 price target. The company reported 10% billings growth in the December quarter, which the firm expects will accelerate throughout 2019 with new packaging and enterprise on demand from the cybersecurity firm pushing growth during the year, according to analyst Sterling Auty. "FireEye has re-established itself as a leading cybersecurity company, but by combining the market leading incident response service with an expanding product portfolio," Auty wrote.
FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE ) shares are little changed in the year-to-date period, rendering the stock attractive when weighed against the fundamental backdrop, according to JPMorgan. The Analyst Analyst ...
Shares of FireEye Inc. jumped nearly 4% in Monday premarket trading after they were upgraded to overweight from neutral at J.P. Morgan. Analysts maintained their $20 price target. "The 10% billings growth in the December quarter, we believe, reflects the true growth opportunity for FireEye and the 6%-to-7% revenue guide for fiscal 2019 is more a factor of accounting treatment of the appliance revenue that is becoming a much smaller part of the overall story," analysts wrote in the note. "In addition, new packaging and enterprise on demand offering could provide a lift to growth." FireEye stock has slipped 0.7% for the year to date, and has fallen 10.5% over the last 12 months. The S&P 500 index has gained 9.4% for 2019 so far.
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More than once over the course of the past couple of years I've touted FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) as an underappreciated rags-to-riches prospect. I'm sticking with that stance too. The need for cybersecurity has never been greater, and FireEye has finally found a winning formula with customers. If a barely profitable company and inconsistent stock aren't quite your thing, however, bigger rival Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) will plug you into the same basic trend with a lot less stress.Source: Shutterstock Indeed, PANW stock has already proven to be a superior performer, blasting to record highs last week on the heels of a huge fiscal Q2 earnings beat.However, the bullish case for Palo Alto Networks stock has ultimately just became a simple but powerful two-pronged thesis.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Repeat BusinessIt's a crowded but complex field, largely led by names like Palo Alto, FireEye and Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP). All told, the cybersecurity market is worth roughly $140 billion per year. But, the paths to that revenue are numerous, and what technically qualifies as "cybersecurity" can be a bit fuzzy at times.It's that fuzziness that actually made FireEye and then Palo Alto what they are today. * 10 Hot Stocks to Buy Right Now At the time it was seen as corporate suicide. FireEye's early loss-making days were pushed even deeper into the red by a string of seemingly disparate and uncomfortably expensive acquisitions. There was always a method to the madness though. In 2016, the company finally began to weave all those different tools together into one single platform called Helix, and began "renting" cloud-based access to those constantly updated tools rather than selling them as one-time purchases.That business model has created a recurring revenue machine that's expected to lead FireEye to its first-ever full-year profit in 2019.Palo Alto had already borrowed that play from FireEye's playbook though, even if it applied the idea a bit differently. Rather than offering cloud-based access to cybersecurity tools, much of Palo Alto's subscription revenue is specifically linked to its hardware, it now accounts for roughly two-thirds of the company's business.Clearly, subscription revenue leads to much more certainty regarding cash flows and earnings. Game-Changing Predictive ProductThe other way Palo Alto Networks now offers investors a tough choice: Its Cortex AI product is being called -- at least by Palo Alto -- "the industry's only open and integrated, AI-based continuous security platform."The essence of the statement is true, though it also glosses over the fact that FireEye's threat-detection platform is founded on machine-learning algorithms. Though not 'open' to the degree Palo Alto's Cortex system is, the need for openness remains to be fully seen.Nevertheless, it's a development that at least some existing FireEye users will be checking out as an impressive alternative. Some already have, in fact. Managed security services providers BDO, Critical Start, ON2IT, PwC and Trustwave have all already embraced Cortex, even before it had become available to customers.Jefferies analyst John DiFucci described Cortex AI as a "product stretching further than a typical endpoint detection and response product," helping to prod his price target on PANW from $249 to $296. BTIG analyst Joel Fishbein agrees, upping his target price on Palo Alto shares, and noting that the company's new product and comprehensive sales approach "signals its commitment to touching more realms of customer data but also its acknowledgment that clever tactics are necessary to do so." * 7 Cheap Stocks Under $5 That Could Soar It's difficult to not expect big things from the new product. Looking Ahead for PANW StockThere are still risks to be sure, not the least of which is the post-earnings surge that has left PANW stock. As Vince Martin pointed out last week, the 8% gain logged the day after earnings following the 46% rally from the stock's November low leaves shares ripe for profit-taking. We're already seeing that profit-taking take shape, although there's room for more downside.FireEye and Checkpoint are likely to counter as well. With what and how remains unclear, but no cybersecurity player rests on its laurels for long.Still, for investors that liked the idea of FireEye but just couldn't get past its historic losses and thin margins that are likely to persist for the foreseeable future, reliably profitable Palo Alto Networks just became an even stronger prospect.Just wait for the profit-takers to finish their business before wading into any new PANW position.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in FireEye. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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Chinese hackers have targeted more than two dozen universities in the U.S. and around the globe as part of an elaborate scheme to steal research about maritime technology being developed for military use, cybersecurity experts and current and former U.S. officials said. The University of Hawaii, the University of Washington and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are among at least 27 universities in the U.S., Canada and Southeast Asia that Beijing has targeted, according to iDefense, a cybersecurity intelligence unit of Accenture Security. The research, to be published this week, is the latest indication that Chinese cyberattacks to steal U.S. military and economic secrets are on the rise.
FireEye Inc NASDAQ/NGS:FEYEView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is low and declining Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for FEYE with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. Additionally, this was an improvement in sentiment as investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices reduced their short positions on February 20. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding FEYE are favorable, with net inflows of $2.35 billion. Additionally, the rate of inflows is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
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RSA Conference – FireEye, Inc. (FEYE), the intelligence-led security company, today released the Mandiant® M-Trends® 2019 report. Dwell time decreasing as organizations improve detection capabilities – In 2017, the median duration between the start of an intrusion and the identification by an internal team was 57.5 days. While organizations are getting better and faster at discovering breaches internally, rather than being notified by an outside source such as law enforcement, there is also a rise in disruptive, ransom, or otherwise immediately visible attacks.
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On Tuesday, cybersecurity-provider Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) posted another blowout quarter -- and PANW stock soared as a result. As of this writing, Palo Alto Networks stock is up 8.4% on trading Wednesday, reaching a new all-time high in the process.Source: Shutterstock To be certain, there's a lot to like when it comes to Palo Alto Networks stock. The fiscal Q2 earnings report was the latest in a series of strong releases. (By my count, PANW has beaten consensus expectations for sales and earnings for eight consecutive quarters.) Growth isn't likely to end any time soon as the shift to cloud computing benefits Palo Alto in two major ways.First, it allows PANW to move its own products into subscription models, boosting revenue and (eventually) margins. Second, increased use elsewhere adds to security demands and to the need for Palo Alto's products, whether hardware like firewalls or software subscriptions.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy and Hold for Years The combination of strong earnings and an attractive story unsurprisingly has moved Palo Alto Networks stock higher. But there are some risks to which investors need to pay attention, particularly amid the enthusiasm that greeted Tuesday's earnings report. PANW Stock Soars After EarningsIt's no surprise PANW stock moved higher after earnings. In a note, analyst firm Wedbush called it a "monster beat and raise special" -- and that's an apt description.Revenue of $711 million rose 30% year-over-year -- a growth rate more than 5 points better than analysts projected. As Wedbush pointed out, product revenue growth of 33% was a full 11 points ahead of the Street. The combination seems to confirm the bullish argument that Palo Alto is well-positioned in both hardware and software.On the bottom line, the news looks strong as well. Adjusted EPS of $1.51 crushed consensus estimates by $0.29, and rose 44% year-over-year. There's no tax help in that figure, either (the adjusted tax rate was 22% in each quarter, per the respective conference calls), which shows the company's ability to expand margins even while investing behind the business.Looking forward, guidance for the fiscal third quarter, too, was above expectations. Revenue guidance of $697-$707 million compares favorably to average Street estimates at the low end of that range. EPS of $1.23-$1.25 is in-line with consensus of $1.24, but also includes expenses from the acquisition of Demisto, announced last week. That impact aside, PANW likely is ahead of expectations on the bottom line as well.From a headline standpoint, certainly, Wedbush's description seems fitting. That firm raised its price target on Palo Alto Networks stock to $300 from a previous $265. And it seems likely other analysts will follow. The Case for Palo Alto Networks StockQ2 earnings don't necessarily change the case for Palo Alto Networks stock. Rather, they seem simply to confirm the existing case. PANW now seems to have all the aspects of a classic growth stock bull case.Its industry is growing -- and should continue to grow for years to come. It's simply self-evident that security threats are rising, and will continue to do so.Palo Alto Networks appears to be taking share in that growing market as well. FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), still in the midst of a turnaround (and still dealing with some weakness in hardware), grew revenue just 6% in its December quarter, and gave disappointing guidance for Q1. Palo Alto is significantly outgrowing Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKP) as well. Only Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT), who grew revenue 22% in its Q4, seems to be keeping pace.Two tuck-in acquisitions seem to be performing well, with the Demisto deal adding to machine learning capabilities and Wedbush seeing "serious dividends" from the purchase of RedLock last year. Palo Alto even announced a $1 billion stock buyback in conjunction with the Q2 release.It's a story that seems close to flawless. But that's not quite the case. The RisksThere are three risks investors need to keep an eye on with PANW stock at the all-time highs.The first is the health of the industry as a whole. It was only about two years ago that hardware as struggling. PANW stock lost half its value and FEYE plunged to all-time lows. That side of the business has rallied, but pressure could return amid the shift to cloud.Even the cloud side of the business has some risks. We've seen with chipmaker Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) that aggressive cloud growth may be pulling sales forward. Palo Alto's exposure is not nearly the same (it should generate much more recurring revenue than Nvidia, for instance), but there is a sense in some areas of the market that cloud growth is going to last forever. That's not going to be the case.The second risk is the market as a whole. Growth stocks, as I pointed out recently, are back to their highs. That comes just three months after investors were dumping those same stocks as fast as they could. That includes PANW, which dipped by one-third between early September and late November. Particularly with new highs intact, PANW could be a candidate for profit-taking if volatility returns to tech and/or the broader markets. Valuation and Share-Based CompThe biggest risk, however, looks to be valuation. Palo Alto Networks stock doesn't look that expensive. At the moment, it trades at about 40x fiscal 2020 consensus EPS estimates. The multiple is even lower - perhaps closer to 30x -- backing out net cash, and assuming that those estimates will be raised in the coming days. Against 44% EPS growth, a 32x or 34x forward multiple might seem downright cheap.But the fact is that PANW isn't that profitable. Nearly all -- again, nearly all -- of its adjusted EPS comes from the fact that the company excludes share-based compensation from its non-GAAP numbers. Per figures from the Q2 release, at least $2.20 of the $2.67 in adjusted EPS generated in the first half of this year came from share-based compensation. (It's not clear exactly how PANW adjusted the figure for taxes.)YTD, Palo Alto Networks' share-based comp has totaled over 20% of its revenue. The giveaways of PANW stock are so extreme that shareholders opposed compensation last year, after incoming CEO Nikesh Arora made $125 million for 39 days' worth of work.The issuance of PANW stock is a real cost. It should come down over time: Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) had the same problem, and has made some progress in recent years. But in terms of earnings backing out share-based comp, PANW's multiple actually is well over 100x. And even excluding net cash, it trades at something like 8x revenue. * 7 IPOs to Get Excited for in 2019 Those are both enormous multiples considering a good chunk of Palo Alto sales still come from hardware. And the share-based comp figure seems like exactly the thing investors ignore when the news is good -- and focus on when trouble arises. Right now, investors are fine with that dilution. But it only takes one quarter -- or one jolt to the market -- for that to change.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. 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