F5 Stock Hits New 52-Week Low (FFIV)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV) hit a new 52-week low Monday as it is currently trading at $69.33, below its previous 52-week low of $70.02 with 52,238 shares traded as of 9:31 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

F5 has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are down 27% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

F5 Networks, Inc. provides application delivery networking technology that secures and optimizes the delivery of network-based applications, and the security, performance, and availability of servers and other network resources. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates F5 as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and unimpressive growth in net income. You can view the full F5 Ratings Report.

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