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How Palo Alto Networks Performed Compared to Its Peers

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Palo Alto Networks compared to its peers

Palo Alto Networks’ (PANW) current ratio is 1.10. This is low compared to Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) at 1.70, Cisco (CSCO) at 3.23, and Juniper Networks (JNPR) at 1.55 in 3Q15.

Check Point Software Technologies has the highest gross profit margin of 88.60%. The gross profit margins for Palo Alto Networks, Cisco, and Juniper Networks are 60.21%, 72.50%, and 63.94%, respectively, in 3Q15.

According to the above findings, competitors have outperformed Palo Alto Networks.

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ETFs that invest in Palo Alto Networks

The iShares S&P North American Technology-Multimedia Networking Index Fund (IGN) invests 10.36% of its holdings in Palo Alto Networks. IGN tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US and Canadian multimedia networking companies.

The Purefunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) invests 4.52% of its holdings in Palo Alto Networks. HACK tracks a tiered, equal-weighted index that targets companies actively involved in providing cybersecurity technology and services.

The PowerShares Dynamic Networking Portfolio (PXQ) invests 2.92% of its holdings in Palo Alto Networks. PXQ tracks a quantitatively driven index that selects 30 US networking companies it believes will outperform. It weighs them in tiers.

Comparing ETFs that invest in Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks’ YTD (year-to-date) price movement is 32.49%. It’s positive compared to the iShares S&P North American Technology-Multimedia Networking Index Fund (IGN) at -1.79%, the PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (HACK) at -0.94%, and the PowerShares Dynamic Networking Portfolio (PXQ)(PXQ) at -5.04%.

Palo Alto Networks’ PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is negative. The PE ratios for the iShares S&P North American Technology-Multimedia Networking Index Fund (IGN) and the PowerShares Dynamic Networking Portfolio (PXQ)(PXQ) are 44.91x and 59.94x.

Based on price movement, Palo Alto Networks has outperformed its ETFs.

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