Last week, the Seattle-based application delivery services provider reported better-than-expected results for the 2016 fiscal fourth quarter and gave a positive outlook.
There is not much to like these days in technology. While many earnings reports have been viewed favorably, most names have not seen a bounce and continue to be sold. That happens when the market is in distribution.
F5 Networks, however, is showing some good relative strength and terrific volume. The gap left post-earnings last week remains open and should fill down the road, and the path of least resistance continues up. Also, moving average convergence divergence (MACD) is on a buy signal.
We could see the stock move sideways in the interim before heading upward again toward recent highs.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Buy" rating with a score of A- on the stock.
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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations.