Will F5 Stock Continues Its' Uptrend?

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Jan 24 2007
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F5 Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: FFIV, stock) will announce its’ earning today, Wed Jan-24-2007 AMC. F5 Networks is a provider of application delivery networking products that improve the performance, availability and security of applications running on networks that use the Internet protocol (IP). IP traffic between servers running applications and clients using those applications passes through the Company’s products, where the content is inspected and modified to ensure that it is delivered securely and in a way that optimizes the performance and availability of both the network and the applications.

Some of the Indicators for FFIV:

  • Wall Street consensus : 0.45
  • StockScouter rating : 7 /10
  • Whisper Number for this stock : NA
  • Schaeffer rating for this stock : 5 / 10
  • Power Rating : 7 /10
  • Insider Trading (last 52 weeks) : ($13.83M)
  • Option Trading: Apr 2007 70 Call
  • Implied Volatility (IV) for Mar 2007 $70 Strike : 44.64%

Recommended by Jim Cramer, this stock displayed Relative Strength as it climbs higher off the opening to a new high above the week’s 80-resistance level on Jan-12-2007. F5 proved its’ global leader in Application Delivery Networking when it was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN, North America on Jan-10-2007. As the e-commerce continues to grows, the demand for improve performance and security on the net ensure F5 continuity survival. Zack average brokerage recommendation is Moderate Buy.

However, the price-to-earnings (P/E) of 46.20 multiple is higher than the average for all stocks within its’ sector. On accumulation point of view, the stock is neither being accumulated nor sold heavily by financial institution. SInce the stock has shown the strength in the past week, the risk of being dumped should it announce some financial figures which are not favorable to analysts are high.

# TIP: FinanceTwitter nevertheless is optimistic in this stock with sufficient time-value on option trading.

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