Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT) increased 31% to $ 172.7 in April 26 trading following a report that Proofpoint sells its business for $12.03 billion to a private investment firm Thoma Bravo.
Thomas Bravo is prepared to pay 176 dollars per Proofpoint share. Thoma Bravo will expand its extensive cybersecurity portfolio with this acquisition. In previous acquisitions, the investment firm has purchased Barracuda Networks for $1.6 billion and Imperva’s cybersecurity business for $2.1 billion, followed by its acquisition of Barracuda Networks for $2.1 billion. Besides, the Proofpoint Inc. also owned significant stakes in other data security companies.
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During the third quarter of 2021, the deal is expected to close. Although some shareholders may consider the premium insufficient, the acquisition of Proofpoint is unlikely to meet obstacles. One international law firm, HalperSadeh LLP, has started investigating whether Proofpoint’s sale is fair for its existing shareholders.
Cybersecurity is a promising market for Proofpoint. They provide you with the tools to assess the degree of cyber threat for individual employees and specific parts of internal IT infrastructure. Additionally, the PFPT stock’s data is protected from loss, including e-mail and attachments.
A loss of $ 0.16 is estimated by Proofpoint for the current quarter, up 3 % from a loss of $ 0.14 during the same quarter last year. Revenue rose to $ 287,8 Mill.
Last trading day, Proofpoint Inc. (PFPT) rose 31.05% to close at $172.70. There were 14.1 million shares traded compared to the average volume over the last three months of 530.14K. The stock traded between $172.24 and $174.25 during the trading session. Stockholders of PFPT’s stock have gained 27.34% of its value in the last five trading sessions, moved 36.76% in the past month, but have gained 26.60% on a year-to-date basis. There is a great difference between the 50-day and 200-day moving average of $129.77. Furthermore, the stock is currently trading at an RSI of 83.39.