Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE:ANET) saw an upside of 2.19% to close Tuesday at $121.77 after adding $2.61 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,052,180 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $121.96 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 1,917,595 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,997,988.
ANET’s 1-month performance is -1.26% or $2.00 on its low of $107.57 reached on 01/24/23. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $89.11 and high of $143.57, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/03/23. YTD, ANET has achieved 0.35% or $0.42 and has reached a new high 1 time. However, the current price is down -15.18% from the 52-week high price.
ANET stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Jan 10.Duda Kenneth (CTO and SVP Software Eng.) most recently sold 19,500 shares at $114.69 per share on Jan 10. This transaction cost the insider $2,236,429. CTO and SVP Software Eng., Duda Kenneth, sold 20,000 shares at a price of $114.69 on Jan 10. Then, on Jan 03, Chief Platform Officer McCool John F sold 996 shares at a price of $122.91 per share. This transaction amounted to $122,418.
ANET stock has a beta of 1.27. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 9.17 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 8.47, with the price to cash flow ratio at 56.83.
Arista Networks Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 3.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 4.00.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 61.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.88 billion against revenue of $2.95 billion.
For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Arista Networks Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $2.26 billion against total debt of $51.79 million. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 44.38% to $354.0 million, while revenue of $299.1 million was 15.51% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected ANET to announce $0.91 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.08, representing a 18.70% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $437.21 million. ANET stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 1.78 billion, with total debt at $51.79 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $305.57 million.
Let’s look briefly at Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 24 January was 60.84% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 33.23%.
The stock’s 5-day moving average is $116.51, reflecting a +4.70% or $5.47 change from its current price. ANET is currently trading +1.16% above its 20-day SMA, +0.55% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -0.94% and SMA200 by-7.76%.
Stochastic %K and %D was 69.81% and 48.66% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.89. The RSI (14) points at 54.55%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 98.68% with the period’s ATR at 4.53. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 2.31 and 3.45 on the 14-day charts.
In the most recent analyst report for Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET), Piper Sandler upgraded it to an Overweight rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for ANET stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate ANET as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 15 have offered a “buy” rating.
What is ANET’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $118.20 and a high of $212.00, with their median price target at $160.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) stock is $159.20.