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Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Seasonal Chart

Seasonal Chart Analysis

Analysis of the Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE:PANW) seasonal charts above shows that a Buy Date of July 9 and a Sell Date of October 3 has resulted in a geometric average return of 11.45% above the benchmark rate of the S&P 500 Total Return Index over the past 6 years. This seasonal timeframe has shown positive results compared to the benchmark in 6 of those periods. This is an excellent rate of success and the return slightly outperforms the relative buy-and-hold performance of the stock over the past 6 years by an average of 0.07% per year.

The seasonal timeframe correlates Poorly with the period of seasonal strength for the Technology sector, which runs from October 9 to February 15. The seasonal chart for the broad sector is available via the following link: Technology Sector Seasonal Chart.

A word of caution: Only 6 years of data is available for shares of PANW, perhaps insufficient to create a seasonal profile that accurately gauges the seasonal tendencies influencing the investment. Ideally, while 20 years is preferred, at least 10 years of data is required to perform a seasonal analysis that is considered to be reliable for future seasonal periods.

Palo Alto Networks develops and sells network security solutions, such as next-generation firewall technology, largely to enterprise customers. The company works to secure the networks of enterprise and government customers by preventing breaches that stem from targeted cyberattacks. The firm has expanded into sandboxing, mobile, endpoint security, and cloud security, among other products. Palo Alto reports revenue in two categories, products and subscription and support, which composed the majority of sales. Product revenue is composed of firewall appliances and software. Software revenue is composed of URL filtering, threat prevention, WildFire, VM-series, AutoFocus, and Aperture.

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