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F5
FFIV

$181.3
0.96%
 

About: F5 is a market leader in the application delivery controller market. The company sells products for security, application performance, and automation. Its three customer verticals are enterprises, service providers, and government entities. Revenue is evenly split between its services business and products business with revenue trending toward products due to software adoption. The Seattle-based firm was incorporated in 1996, has about 6,500 employees, and generates about 55% its revenue within the Americas, 25% in EMEA, and 20% in APAC/Japan.

Employees: 6,524

0
Funds holding %
of 6,474 funds
0
Analysts bullish %
of 15 analysts
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News positive %
of 6 articles

Fund manager confidence

Based on 2023 Q4 SEC filings by fund managers ($100M+ AUM)

32% more call options, than puts

Call options by funds: $68.9M | Put options by funds: $52.2M

11% more capital invested

Capital invested by funds: $8.56B [Q3] → $9.52B (+$954M) [Q4]

1% more funds holding

Funds holding: 500 [Q3] → 505 (+5) [Q4]

9% more first-time investments, than exits

New positions opened: 62 | Existing positions closed: 57

0% more repeat investments, than reductions

Existing positions increased: 187 | Existing positions reduced: 187

0.48% less ownership

Funds ownership: 89.61% [Q3] → 89.13% (-0.48%) [Q4]

33% less funds holding in top 10

Funds holding in top 10: 3 [Q3] → 2 (-1) [Q4]

Research analyst outlook

15 Wall Street Analysts provided 1 year price forecasts over the past 6 months

Low target
$160
12%
downside
Avg. target
$192
6%
upside
High target
$220
21%
upside

15 analyst ratings

positive
33%
neutral
60%
negative
7%
JP Morgan
Samik Chatterjee
13%upside
$205
Neutral
Maintained
11 Apr 2024
Needham
Alex Henderson
21%upside
$220
Buy
Reiterated
13 Feb 2024
RBC Capital
Matthew Hedberg
13%upside
$204
Sector Perform
Reiterated
9 Feb 2024
Barclays
Tim Long
14%upside
$206
Equal-Weight
Maintained
31 Jan 2024
RBC Capital
Matthew Hedberg
13%upside
$204
Sector Perform
Maintained
30 Jan 2024

Financial journalist opinion

Based on 6 articles about FFIV published over the past 30 days