Pure Storage Inc (NYSE:PSTG) major shareholder James N. White sold 95,123 shares of Pure Storage stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.62, for a total value of $1,580,944.26. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Major shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Shares of Pure Storage Inc (PSTG) opened at $16.47 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,570.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -15.99. Pure Storage Inc has a 52-week low of $9.12 and a 52-week high of $19.27.

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 28th. The technology company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $277.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $272.07 million. Pure Storage had a negative return on equity of 44.96% and a negative net margin of 22.86%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 41.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.10) EPS. equities analysts forecast that Pure Storage Inc will post -0.93 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on PSTG shares. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Pure Storage in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Lake Street Capital set a $21.00 price target on Pure Storage and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Pure Storage in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BTIG Research lifted their price target on Pure Storage from $14.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Pure Storage in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, fourteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Pure Storage has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $18.55.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Pure Storage by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 14,513,166 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $185,913,000 after buying an additional 863,990 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Pure Storage by 26.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,059,059 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $90,427,000 after buying an additional 1,489,008 shares during the period. FMR LLC lifted its holdings in Pure Storage by 10.9% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 6,359,676 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $81,467,000 after buying an additional 622,600 shares during the period. Okumus Fund Management Ltd. lifted its holdings in Pure Storage by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Okumus Fund Management Ltd. now owns 5,299,197 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $84,734,000 after buying an additional 206,943 shares during the period. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. lifted its holdings in Pure Storage by 5.0% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 3,097,439 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $39,679,000 after buying an additional 146,411 shares during the period. 37.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Pure Storage

Pure Storage, Inc provides a data platform. The Company is focused on delivering software-defined all-flash solutions that are fast and cloud-capable for customers, enabling customers to put data to work for their businesses. Its data platform replaces storage systems designed for mechanical disk with all-flash systems optimized end-to-end for solid-state memory.

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