$0.05 EPS Expected for SPS Commerce, Inc. (SPSC); Palo Alto Networks (PANW) SI Decreased By 22.57%

July 17, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

Palo Alto Networks Incorporated (NYSE:PANW) had a decrease of 22.57% in short interest. PANW’s SI was 6.03M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its down 22.57% from 7.79 million shares previously. With 3.41 million avg volume, 2 days are for Palo Alto Networks Incorporated (NYSE:PANW)’s short sellers to cover PANW’s short positions. About shares traded. Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) has declined 16.31% since July 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.01% the S&P500.

Analysts expect SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) to report $0.05 EPS on July, 27 after the close.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 54.55% from last quarter’s $0.11 EPS. SPSC’s profit would be $856,620 giving it 300.60 P/E if the $0.05 EPS is correct. After having $0.20 EPS previously, SPS Commerce, Inc.’s analysts see -75.00% EPS growth. About shares traded. SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) has risen 11.79% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.91% the S&P500.

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. offers a next-generation security platform. The company has market cap of $12.52 billion. The Company’s security platform consists of three elements: Next-Generation Firewall, Advanced Endpoint Protection and Threat Intelligence Cloud. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s Next-Generation Firewall delivers application, user and content visibility and control, as well as protection against network cyber threats integrated within the firewall through its hardware and software architecture.

Among 49 analysts covering Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW), 32 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Palo Alto Networks had 128 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 11 by UBS. Goldman Sachs initiated it with “Buy” rating and $191 target in Monday, March 21 report. The stock of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 27. The stock of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) earned “Outperform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, November 24. As per Wednesday, November 25, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was initiated by Northland Capital with “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 31 by Nomura. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, May 27 with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Friday, February 26 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by DA Davidson on Tuesday, February 16.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.17, from 1.24 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 57 investors sold Palo Alto Networks Inc shares while 159 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 153 raised stakes. 74.32 million shares or 4.57% less from 77.88 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Grp One Trading L P reported 43 shares. Federated Investors Pa holds 7,100 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Howe & Rusling reported 36 shares. Concert Wealth Mgmt has invested 0.06% in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). Telemus Capital Ltd Company holds 0.12% in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) or 7,115 shares. Oak Assoc Limited Oh has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). Stifel Fincl stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). Fiduciary Trust Co accumulated 0.01% or 2,009 shares. Guardian Com has 90,832 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Co holds 1,693 shares. 2,008 are owned by Mutual Of America Capital Mngmt Ltd. Td Asset Management invested 0% of its portfolio in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW). Allianz Asset Management Ag has 0.1% invested in Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) for 915,410 shares. Bluestein R H & accumulated 178,595 shares. Halsey Assoc Incorporated Ct, Connecticut-based fund reported 53,069 shares.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $1.67 million activity. ZUK NIR sold 11,135 shares worth $1.67M.

Since February 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $2.36 million activity. $191,466 worth of stock was sold by Frome James J. on Monday, February 6. $837,994 worth of SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) shares were sold by Black Archie C.. On Thursday, June 1 the insider Smerklo Michael A sold $45,119.

Among 10 analysts covering SPS Commerce (NASDAQ:SPSC), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. SPS Commerce had 16 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, July 23 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. As per Friday, July 24, the company rating was maintained by Northland Capital. The rating was downgraded by Pacific Crest to “Sector Weight” on Wednesday, February 8. The stock has “Buy” rating by Needham on Monday, September 26. On Friday, September 30 the stock rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with “Overweight”. The stock of SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 8. Benchmark initiated SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) rating on Tuesday, December 6. Benchmark has “Buy” rating and $84 target. The rating was initiated by First Analysis with “Overweight” on Tuesday, September 27. The rating was downgraded by William Blair on Wednesday, February 8 to “Market Perform”.

SPS Commerce, Inc. is a provider of cloud supply chain management solutions, providing network-proven fulfillment, sourcing and item assortment management solutions, along with retail performance analytics. The company has market cap of $1.03 billion. The Firm provides its solutions through the SPS Commerce platform, a cloud product suite that manages the way suppliers, retailers, distributors and logistics firms orchestrate the sourcing, set up of new vendors and items, and fulfillment of products that clients buy from retailers and suppliers. It has a 136.71 P/E ratio. The Fulfillment solution provides fulfillment automation and replaces or augments an organization’s existing trading partner electronic communication infrastructure, enabling suppliers to have visibility into the journey of an order and comply with retailers’ rule books and enabling the electronic exchange of information among various trading partners through various protocols.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.30, from 1.23 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold SPS Commerce, Inc. shares while 56 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 17.43 million shares or 1.19% less from 17.64 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Raymond James & Associates holds 0% or 27,582 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0% or 10,972 shares. Citadel Advsr holds 25,177 shares. Tiaa Cref Investment Mgmt Ltd Llc, a New York-based fund reported 77,049 shares. Howe Rusling Incorporated holds 0% of its portfolio in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) for 50 shares. Comerica State Bank reported 18,063 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Conestoga Ltd Liability Co invested 3.02% of its portfolio in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC). Blackrock Advsrs Ltd owns 8,851 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Amica Mutual Insurance holds 0.07% in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) or 11,667 shares. Blackrock Investment Lc has 0.01% invested in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) for 84,259 shares. Bank Of America De has 0% invested in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 0.02% in SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC) or 6,800 shares. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 9,190 shares. Brandywine Managers Ltd reported 4,410 shares stake. Voya Investment Mngmt Limited Liability owns 408,619 shares.

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