How Much Does NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT) Pay Out In Dividends?


As of Wednesday close, NetScout Systems Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NTCT) stock was down -$0.01, moving down -0.03 percent to $37.29. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 328,700 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.46 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 477,330, while in the previous 50 days, it was 611,802.

Since last month, NTCT stock rose 4.81%. Shares of the company fell to $33.56 on 11/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $37.68 was reached on 11/23/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $28.69. Since the beginning of this year, NTCT’s stock price has risen by 12.73% or $4.21, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -1.04% since its 52-week high.

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NTCT stock investors should be aware that NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 14 days ago on Nov 10. DOWNING JOHN, the EVP, World-Wide Sales of the company, disposed of 3,000 shares for $34.88 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $104,640 divestment by the insider. SZABADOS MICHAEL sold 6,000 shares at an average price of $35.69 on Nov 01. The insider now owns 34,310 shares following the transaction. On Aug 09, EVP, World-Wide Sales DOWNING JOHN sold 3,000 shares at $33.67 apiece. The transaction was valued at $101,010.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT) has a P/E ratio of about 56.16. The stock’s beta is 0.65. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.95, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.38, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 11.17 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, NetScout Systems Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.40, while its current ratio was 1.50, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.10, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.10. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 74.90% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 6.70%. Based on annual data, NTCT earned $641.39 million in gross profit and brought in $855.58 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 2.50%.

In NetScout Systems Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $200.0 million against cash and short-term investments of $46.81 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. NTCT’s revenue rose 7.09% to $208.81 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $228.08 million. While analysts expected NetScout Systems Inc. to report $0.49 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.57 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 16.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $42.66 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of NetScout Systems Inc. were 884.41 million at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $262.39 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $72.25 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at NetScout Systems Inc.’s (NTCT) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 15.99%, the RSI 9-day stood at 71.83% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current NetScout Systems Inc. price is up by +4.07% percent or $1.46. At present, NTCT shares trade +4.97% above its 20-day simple moving average and +11.68% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +12.97% above its SMA50 and +18.57% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 92.14% and Stochastic coefficient D was 93.95%, while ATR was 0.84. Given the Stochastic reading of 88.39% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 68.28%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.03, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.67.

Analyst Ratings

NetScout Systems Inc. downgraded its rating on NetScout Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT) to an Underweight in a note to investors on May 31, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.


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