NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP)’s 11.44% Expected Growth in Focus

Research brokerages are projecting NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Wall Street analysts are looking for the company to grow 11.44% over the next year and 17.20% over the next five years.

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NetApp, Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 4.19.  Last year, their EPS growth was 86.80% and their EPS growth over the past five years was 19.80%.  

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP)’s stock was 3.32%.  Last week, it was 3.74%, -18.50% over the last quarter, and  -24.68% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, NetApp, Inc. stock was -26.56% off of the high and 13.12% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -30.01% (High), 18.56%, (Low). 

NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP)’s performance this year to date is 3.32%.  The stock has performed 3.74% over the last seven days, -3.97% over the last thirty, and -18.50% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, NetApp, Inc.’s stock has been -24.68% and 1.65% for the year.

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Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.30 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $84.75 on the stock.

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