Pure Storage Inc. (PSTG) shares are trading at higher $16.75 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. while the current analyst price target stands at $20.37.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $20.50 and the low is $7.93. Over the last 52 weeks, PSTG is up 6.28% while the S&P 500 is up 19.49%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, PSTG reported a profit of $256.82 million. Pure Storage Inc. also saw revenues increase to $367.12 million. In addition, PSTG has free cash flow of $11.32 million as of 04-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at -$62.81 million which compares well with its peers.
PSTG booked profit margins of -11.40%, its Return on Equity (ROE) is -24.70%, and its Return on Assets is -8.60%. All told, it is clear that, PSTG needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. PSTG has a short ratio of 4.62 and outstanding shares of 262.94M.
PSTG has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at -0.74. Pure Storage Inc. PSTG also noted assets of $2.25 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as PSTG has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Pure Storage Inc. PSTG has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, PSTG represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Pure Storage Inc. PSTG is now commanding a market cap of 4.43B and a float of 243.36M. PSTG is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of PSTG stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in PSTG, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.