F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $1.41 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $1.38. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.03 creating a surprise factor of 2.17%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 78. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0.502. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.

In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $125.533 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $155 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $108. This is according to the 15 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.65. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 15 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 15, 5 have a Strong Buy rating and 0 are rating it a Buy.

F5 Networks, Inc. is a provider of Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology that secures and optimizes the delivery of network-based applications and the security, performance and availability of servers, and other network resources. The Company’s principal products are application delivery controllers (ADCs) that include the Company’s BIG-IP family of appliances and its line of scalable VIPRION systems. These products are deployed in front of Web and application servers, balancing traffic and performing compute-intensive functions, such as encrypting and un-encrypting transmissions, screening traffic for security threats, maintaining open connections with servers, speeding the flow of traffic, managing access to applications and data and a range of other functions that improve the security, performance, and availability of applications. In February 2012, the Company acquired Traffix Systems.

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