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UPDATE: Bank of America Initiates Palo Alto Networks at Neutral, $65 PO

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Bank of America has initiated the coverage of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) with a Neutral rating and $65 price objective.

Bank of America noted, "We are initiating coverage on Palo Alto Networks (PAN) with a Neutral rating and $65 PO. We favor the company's technological disruption, creating a new product category of Next-Generation Firewalls, as well changing the pricing model for the industry. However, growing competition and valuation considerations keep us cautious, with a $65 PO, based on a ~6x our 2015E EV/Sales multiple."

Palo Alto Networks closed at $51.96 on Thursday.

Latest Ratings for PANW

DateFirmActionFromTo
Mar 2017Argus ResearchDowngradesBuyHold
Mar 2017JP MorganDowngradesOverweightNeutral
Mar 2017BairdDowngradesOutperformNeutral

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