AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 2,408,658 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 76% from the previous session’s volume of 1,369,022 shares.The stock last traded at $24.65 and had previously closed at $24.58.

Several research firms recently weighed in on AVG. Dougherty & Co lowered shares of AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. Imperial Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of AVG Technologies NV in a research note on Friday, March 11th. Nomura lowered shares of AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Friday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AVG Technologies NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. AVG Technologies NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.08.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $19.32 and its 200-day moving average is $19.21. The company has a market capitalization of $1.25 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.67.

AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. The company earned $107.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $107.31 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.46 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that AVG Technologies NV will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Heartland Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in AVG Technologies NV during the fourth quarter valued at about $11,028,000. Sei Investments Co. raised its stake in AVG Technologies NV by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 349,468 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,007,000 after buying an additional 2,243 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in AVG Technologies NV by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,727,236 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,631,000 after buying an additional 29,537 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in AVG Technologies NV by 124.3% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 117,907 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,364,000 after buying an additional 65,332 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Seizert Capital Partners LLC raised its stake in AVG Technologies NV by 40.0% in the fourth quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC now owns 202,889 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,068,000 after buying an additional 57,921 shares in the last quarter.

AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) provides software and online services that deliver peace of mind to users by simplifying, optimizing and securing their Internet experiences. The Company is primarily engaged in the development and sale of online service solutions and Internet security software branded under the AVG name.

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