PANW - Palo Alto Networks, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
249.79
+3.97 (+1.61%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT

249.50 -0.29 (-0.12%)
After hours: 6:07PM EDT

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Previous Close245.82
Open245.00
Bid249.00 x 1200
Ask249.90 x 900
Day's Range244.19 - 250.26
52 Week Range160.08 - 260.63
Volume1,301,676
Avg. Volume1,428,648
Market Cap23.414B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.75
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-1.07
Earnings DateJun 3, 2019 - Jun 7, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est279.41
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    If you want to invest in cybersecurity for big-time growth off and on the price chart, it's time to go with well-positioned up-and-comers Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) and Fortinet (NASDAQ:FTNT). They're not entirely two peas in a pod, but cybersecurity plays PANW stock and FTNT stock do share a good deal in common. And that's a good thing for bullish investors looking to profit from an industry, which sadly enough, is well situated for continued secular growth in an era of ever-increasing inter-connectivity and the very real cyber threats that come with it.Source: Shutterstock To be sure, investors could go with a safer name like networking-tech giant Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) rather than buying PANW or FTNT stock. CSCO has been busy the past couple years aggressively positioning itself within the cybersecurity space. And that's not all. Given CSCO's $231 billion market cap, the idea Cisco could one day be the biggest player in cybersecurity. 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Be warned though, shares aren't cheap as InvestorPlace's Vince Martin notes. Still, the caveat of stock compensation concerns or other strict value metrics are far from unique when it comes to owning a company like PANW stock which is well-positioned for growth. * 7 Stocks to Buy With High ESG Momentum On the price chart -- and unlike CSCO which is still trying to muscle past its all-time-highs from the dot-com boom, PANW has only been around for several years and boasts a large, but not outsized market cap of $23 billion. Palo Alto's squiggly price line is still more or less in the growth stage of finding sponsorship and interest from Wall Street. But here the story gets even better. Click to EnlargeAs the monthly view of PANW stock shows, following last month's well-received earnings report shares broke out of a surly base-on-base cup pattern. On its own, that's bullish. 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