Cowen Increases Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) Price Target to $212.00

Arista Networks logoArista Networks (NYSE:ANET – Get Rating) had its target price hoisted by equity research analysts at Cowen from $203.00 to $212.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, The Fly reports. The brokerage currently has an “outperform” rating on the technology company’s stock. Cowen’s target price suggests a potential upside of 61.84% from the stock’s current price.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on ANET. UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of Arista Networks to $135.00 in a report on Friday, November 4th. Piper Sandler raised shares of Arista Networks from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $126.00 to $164.00 in a report on Friday, November 4th. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Arista Networks from $131.00 to $143.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lifted their price target on shares of Arista Networks from $135.00 to $140.00 in a report on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Bank of America raised shares of Arista Networks from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $105.00 to $150.00 in a report on Tuesday, November 1st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Arista Networks currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $168.26.

Arista Networks Stock Performance

Shares of Arista Networks stock opened at $130.99 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $40.03 billion, a PE ratio of 35.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.28. Arista Networks has a 52-week low of $89.11 and a 52-week high of $148.57. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $123.94 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $115.28.

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Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET – Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 31st. The technology company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.21. Arista Networks had a net margin of 29.63% and a return on equity of 27.23%. The firm had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.60 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 57.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equity research analysts forecast that Arista Networks will post 3.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Transactions at Arista Networks

In other news, SVP Kenneth Duda sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $128.40, for a total value of $2,568,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,244 shares in the company, valued at $416,529.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available on the SEC website. In other Arista Networks news, CFO Ita M. Brennan sold 9,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $139.65, for a total transaction of $1,326,675.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 32,731 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,570,884.15. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed via this hyperlink. Also, SVP Kenneth Duda sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.40, for a total transaction of $2,568,000.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 3,244 shares in the company, valued at $416,529.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 91,171 shares of company stock worth $11,489,273. Insiders own 19.59% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Trading of Arista Networks

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Arista Networks by 3.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 26,507,053 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $2,992,380,000 after purchasing an additional 770,172 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in Arista Networks by 4.3% in the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 18,454,815 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $2,083,367,000 after buying an additional 755,445 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein LP increased its holdings in Arista Networks by 0.3% in the 3rd quarter. Alliancebernstein LP now owns 10,585,948 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,195,048,000 after buying an additional 32,867 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its holdings in Arista Networks by 8.1% in the 3rd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 9,362,850 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,056,972,000 after buying an additional 700,606 shares during the period. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its holdings in Arista Networks by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 5,826,032 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $657,701,000 after buying an additional 101,128 shares during the period. 63.82% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Arista Networks

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Arista Networks, Inc develops, markets, and sells cloud networking solutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company’s cloud networking solutions consist of extensible operating systems, a set of network applications, as well as gigabit Ethernet switching and routing platforms.

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