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Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ATV) CEO thinks they could be sitting on 7 million oz of gold

Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ATV) CEO thinks they could be sitting on 7 million oz of gold

Buz Investors Alto Ventures Ltd If historical drilling results are any indication, Alto Ventures Ltd. (TSXV:ATV) have good reason to believe that they could be sitting on millions of ounces of gold. In this new interview with SmallCapPower, ATV’s CEO and Director, Richard Mazur,



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details the company’s plans to explore its Oxford Lake project in Manitoba, where the particular style of deposit tends to host large, high grade gold resources. Not to be outdone, the company is also exploring its Destiny gold project in Quebec where they also see significant exploration potential.




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Palo Alto – How Could So Many People Be So Wrong About So Much? – Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) | Seeking Alpha

Palo Alto - How Could So Many People Be So Wrong About So Much? - Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) | Seeking AlphaEarlier this week, Palo Alto reported the results of its fiscal Q2.The results fell modestly short of expectations in terms of revenues, further short of expectations in terms of booking while achieving

Guidance was reduced somewhat, but bookings guidance was marked down to growth in the single digits implying that the company would now be losing market share in the cybersecurity space.




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The company has so far found that its rapid addition of sales employees and new product launches has reduced sales productivity and not led to bookings growth.

It appears that the company is suffering from a long history of premium prices coupled with a loss of significant competitive advantages.

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Why Palo Alto Networks Stock Could Be in Trouble

Why Palo Alto Networks Stock Could Be in Trouble

  • Buz Investors Palo Alto Networks Stock (NYSE:PANW) fell one percent on Monday as an analyst note reiterated an “outperform” rating but lowered the price target.
  • This isn’t exactly terrible news for Palo Alto Networks stock, as the company still maintained a positive outlook going forward, but the note from
  • FBN Securities’ Shebly Seyrafi, which pegged the price target to $155.00 from $170.00, certainly will give some investors pause. (Source: “Palo Alto: FBN Cuts Target on Challenges to Growth,”Barron’s, December 19, 2017.)

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Palo Alto Networks Stock This isn’t exactly terrible news for Palo Alto Networks stock, as the company still maintained a positive outlook going forward, but the note fromFBN Securities’ Shebly Seyrafi, which pegged the price target to $155.00 from $170.00, certainly will give some investors pause. (Source: “Palo Alto: FBN Cuts Target on Challenges to Growth,”Barron’s, December 19, 2017.)

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Seyrafi writes that Palo Alto Networks stock management “has telegraphed that it expects its product revenue growth in FQ2 to be a low to mid-single digits % (below our prior 11% estimate).”

Neither has 2016 been kind to Palo Alto Networks stock, as the company has seen a 27% decline since the beginning of the year. The hurting of the share price could have multiple factors, including increased competition and lack of growth prospects moving forward, as outlined in the note.

 




Palo Alto Networks Inc: Why PANW Stock Just Fell Off a Cliff

Palo Alto Networks Inc: Why PANW Stock Just Fell Off a Cliff

  • Buz Investors PANW Stock Just Fell Off a Cliff Shares of cybersecurity provider Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) took a big hit on Monday evening, losing as much as 14% after the company announced weak first-quarter results.
  • Investors were not amused by the shortfall in revenue, which came in below expectations and nearer the lower end of previous guidance.
  • PANW stock The company had forecasted between $396.0 million and $402.0 million, so analysts had their official estimates pegged at $400.0 million.

PANW Stock Just Fell Off a Cliff

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PANW Stock Just Fell Off a Cliff But Palo Alto Networks only made $398.0 million the last three months. (Source: “Palo Alto Drops 14% on FYQ1 Revenue Miss; Q2 Outlook Misses,” Barron’s, November 21, 2016.)

That being said, the ferocity of PANW stock’s decline is intriguing. Investors have sapped billions from the market capitalization of PANW stock, despite the fact that the company outperformed on its bottom line.

 

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“In the first quarter fiscatoriesl 2017, we added well over 1,500 new customers and saw broad adoption of our Next-Generation Security Platform by our existing customer base,” commented Steffan Tomlinson, chief financial officer of Palo Alto Networks. (Source: “Palo Alto Networks Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2017 Financial Results,” Palo Alto Networks Inc, November 21, 2016.)

“The power of our hybrid-SaaS model was also evident as we continued to grow multiples of our total addressable market at scale, resulting in record quarterly deferred revenue, cash flow from operations of $203.3 million, and free cash flow of $182.4 million.”




Palo Alto Networks Inc: This is Why the PANW Stock Run has Only Begun

Palo Alto Networks Inc: This is Why the PANW Stock Run has Only Begun

Palo Alto Networks Inc: This is Why the PANW Stock Run has Only Begun

  • Buz Investors PANW Stock Run I am bullish on Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) stock, and the reason for my bullish outlook is actually quite simple. It is based on the same method I use to analyse every investment that I have the pleasure of covering
  • The price chart of PANW stock is constructive, and  I can strategically and systematically apply a trading strategy to this position.
  • My method is not rocket science; the only factors that are needed are that I obey the rules that I set out prior to establishing a position. This is effective in managing my risk, which is the most important aspect to any trading strategy.

PANW Stock Run Bull Run

Palo Alto Networks Inc: This is Why the PANW Stock Run has Only Begun

PANW Stock Run The Palo Alto stock chart above is simple and shows the effectiveness of the 200-day moving average. The 200-day moving average is the dividing line between stocks trading in a bull market versus stocks trading in a bear market. When the share price is above the moving average, it is bullish; when the share price is below the moving average, it is bearish.

This indicator serves to smooth out the long-term trend in PANW stock. In December 2013, Palo Alto stock crossed above the 200-day moving average and the share price proceeded to climb 300% before peaking at $200.55. This marked the bull phase.

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The run higher of the lows in June have been very uniform. PANW stock has been confined by two trend lines that represent support (highlighted in baby blue) and resistance (highlighted in black). Swing traders can use these trend lines to effectively trade the range. The price has tested support and resistance on numerous occasions, but the price tends to hug the resistance line as the buying pressure is high.

In October 2016, Palo Alto stock generated a golden cross. A golden cross is a bullish signal that is produced when a 50-day moving average, highlighted in blue, crosses above a 200-day moving average, highlighted in red. This signal serves to confirm that a bull market is on the horizon and reaffirms the price increase. It it not uncommon for a trend to accelerate after such a signal, as traders use this a prevailing tailwind that will further drive share prices.

PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2016

PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER

PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2016

  • PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS Fiscal fourth quarter total revenue grows 41 percent year over year to $400.8 million
  • Fiscal year 2016 total revenue grows 49 percent year over year to $1.4 billion
  • Fiscal fourth quarter billings grow 45 percent year over year to $572.4 million
  •  Fiscal year 2016 billings grow 56 percent year over year to $1.9 billion
  •  Announces $500 million share repurchase authorization

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PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR 2016

PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS   Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 ended July 31, 2016.

Total revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter 2016 grew 41 percent year over year to a record $400.8 million, compared with total revenue of $283.9 million for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015. GAAP net loss for the fiscal fourth quarter 2016 was $54.5 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, compared with GAAP net loss of $46.0 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015.

Non-GAAP net income for the fiscal fourth quarter 2016 was $46.2 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $25.0 million, or$0.28 per diluted share, for the fiscal fourth quarter 2015. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP information is contained in the tables below.

“Fourth quarter 2016 was a very strong finish to yet another record fiscal year. Revenue for the year was $1.4 billion, up 49 percent year over year, our customer base expanded to approximately 34,000 customers, we extended our platform capabilities both with new offerings and strategic partnerships, and we established new routes to market while driving significant growth across our partner ecosystem,” said Mark McLaughlin, chief executive officer of Palo Alto Networks. “The security industry is seeing a rapid transformation from legacy hardware and point products to integrated and automated capabilities that seamlessly work together as a platform. As the primary innovator driving this paradigm shift, customers are turning to our Next-Generation Security Platform in record numbers to more effectively prevent cyberattacks no matter where their data resides.”

For fiscal year 2016, total revenue grew 49 percent to $1.4 billion, compared with $928.1 million in fiscal year 2015. GAAP net loss was $225.9 million, or $2.59per diluted share, in fiscal year 2016, compared with GAAP net loss of $165.0 million, or $2.02 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2015. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2016 was $152.6 million, or $1.67 per diluted share, compared with non-GAAP net income of $75.2 million, or $0.86 per diluted share, in fiscal year 2015.

Steffan Tomlinson, chief financial officer of Palo Alto Networks, commented, “I am very pleased with our fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 results, which once again demonstrate the competitive differentiation of our Next-Generation Security Platform and the power of our hybrid-SaaS model. In the fourth quarter, we delivered record revenue, billings and deferred revenue while generating $187.5 million in cash flow from operations and $171.2 million in free cash flow. We ended the fiscal year with approximately $1.9 billion in cash, cash equivalents and investments and are pleased to announce a $500 million share repurchase authorization.”

Recent Highlights PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS

  • Announced Executive Appointments Underscoring our commitment to scaling our operations for continued unprecedented growth, Dave Peranich joined us as our new executive vice president of worldwide sales, reporting to Mark Anderson. Mark Anderson has been promoted to president with responsibility for sales, our go-to-market strategies, customer support and business development, reporting to Mark McLaughlin, our chairman and chief executive officer. Dave brings a wealth of experience from global sales leadership roles held over his nine-year tenure at Riverbed Technology, Inc., as well as previous leadership positions at other leading global technology companies.
  • Recognized as a Leader Again – For the fifth consecutive year, we were recognized as a leader in the Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls report.1
  • Teamed With Accenture – To help organizations better protect themselves and mitigate risk, we teamed with Accenture, Splunk and Tanium to develop an integrated security offering, wrapped with Accenture services, that includes our Next-Generation Security Platform.
  • Enhanced Traps™ Advanced Endpoint Protection With our new Traps offering, version 3.4, we further strengthened our malware and exploit prevention capabilities, continuing to alleviate the need for legacy antivirus products to protect endpoints.
  • Established WildFire™ EU Cloud Our WildFire EU cloud, hosted in a newly established data center in the Netherlands, enables European organizations with data privacy, protection and localization concerns to realize the full power of our cloud-based threat analysis and prevention capabilities.
  • Received ICSA Labs Certification – WildFire received ICSA Labs certification for the third quarter in a row as an Advanced Threat Defense solution. The combined power of our next-generation firewall, URL Filtering, WildFire service and Traps offering achieved this certification with a detection rate of 98 percent and the lowest false-positive rate of any product tested.
  • Hosted More Than 800 Channel Partners at Our 2017 Sales Kickoff – We continued our investment in our channel relationships by hosting more than 800 channel partners who participated side by side with our sales representatives in our annual sales training event in mid-August.

Financial Outlook PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS

Palo Alto Networks provides guidance based on current market conditions and expectations.

For the fiscal first quarter 2017*, we expect:

  • Total fiscal first quarter revenue in the range of $396 to $402 million, representing year-over-year growth between 33 percent and 35 percent.
  • Diluted non-GAAP net income per share in the range of $0.51 to $0.53 using 92 to 94 million shares.

For the fiscal year 2017*, we expect:

  • Diluted non-GAAP net income per share in the range of $2.75 to $2.80 using 94 to 96 million shares.

* This guidance reflects a change in accounting policy that we expect to adopt effective the fiscal first quarter 2017 related to sales commissions that are incremental and directly related to customer sales contracts for which revenue is deferred. Under this anticipated change in accounting policy, these commission costs would be accrued and deferred upon execution of a non-cancelable customer contract, and subsequently expensed over the term of such contract in proportion to the related revenue. We anticipate this change to have no material benefit to fiscal first quarter 2017 guidance as the vast majority of the benefit occurs in the second half of fiscal 2017 due to the timing of accelerated commission payments.

Guidance for non-GAAP financial measures excludes share-based compensation related charges, including share-based payroll tax expense, acquisition related costs, amortization expense of acquired intangible assets, litigation-related charges, including legal settlements, non-cash interest expense related to our convertible senior notes, the foreign currency gains (losses) and tax effects associated with these items, and certain non-recurring expenses. We have not reconciled diluted non-GAAP net income per share guidance to GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share because we do not provide guidance on GAAP net income (loss) and would not be able to present the various reconciling cash and non-cash items between GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP net income (loss) without unreasonable effort. Share-based compensation expense is impacted by the company’s future hiring and retention needs and, to a lesser extent, the future fair market value of the company’s common stock, all of which is difficult to predict and subject to constant change. The actual amount of share-based compensation in the fiscal first quarter and full fiscal year 2017 will have a significant impact on the company’s GAAP net income (loss) per diluted share. Accordingly, a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure guidance to the corresponding GAAP measure is not available without unreasonable effort.

$500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization PALO ALTO NETWORKS REPORTS

 


On August 26, 2016, our board of directors authorized a $500 million share repurchase. This authorization allows the company to repurchase its shares opportunistically and will be funded from available working capital. Repurchases may be made at management’s discretion from time to time on the open market, through privately negotiated transactions, transactions structured through investment banking institutions, block purchase techniques, 10b5-1 trading plans, or a combination of the foregoing. The repurchase authorization will expire on August 31, 2018, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. The company had approximately 90.5 million shares of common stock outstanding as of July 31, 2016.

Palo Alto Networks Inc.: If This Happens, PANW Stock Could Soar

Palo Alto Networks Inc.: If This Happens, PANW Stock Could Soar

Palo Alto Networks Inc.: If This Happens, PANW Stock Could Soar

PANW Stock: Reversal in the Making

Markets are making new all-time highs on what seems like a daily basis. Some find it difficult to purchase investments that have run already, preferring the mantra of buying low and selling high, versus buying high and selling higher. It is understandable; most investors are risk-averse. Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE:PANW) stock fits the criteria of the “buying low” mantra. PANW stock presents an opportunity to get in on an investment as it transitions from a bearish trend to a bullish one.

The trend has been to the downside since.

The blue box is what traders refer to as “trading into the box.” When shares fall into the box, it signals that traders should cover on their short positions and start building a long position. PANW stock played right into the hands of traders. Share price was unable to close below the 50% retracement marker. The tails on the monthly candlesticks can be interpreted as a lot of buying support. This level has now been established as support.

The 200-day moving average is the dividing line between stocks trading in a bull market versus stocks trading in a bear market. When share price is above the moving average, it is bullish; when share price is below the moving average, it is bearish.

It is not hard to see the significance of this moving average. PANW stock broke above the moving average in November 2013, at around $50.00, and then proceeded to trade higher. Shares were finally able to break below the average on a sustained basis in January 2016, when price fell below $170.00. This moving average acts as a trading bias, as well as support, and resistance.

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