Shares of Financial Engines Inc. (NASDAQ:FNGN) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 419,566 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 5% from the previous session’s volume of 399,700 shares.The stock last traded at $27.11 and had previously closed at $25.80.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on FNGN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Financial Engines from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 18th. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded shares of Financial Engines from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Northland Securities started coverage on shares of Financial Engines in a report on Tuesday, March 15th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $34.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $33.67.

The stock has a market cap of $1.69 billion and a PE ratio of 53.47. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $26.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $28.29.

Financial Engines (NASDAQ:FNGN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.01. The firm earned $92.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $85.40 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.22 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 22.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Financial Engines Inc. will post $1.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 5th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 15th were given a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 13th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.09%.

In other Financial Engines news, EVP Michael Jerome Campbell sold 5,551 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, April 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.40, for a total transaction of $185,403.40. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 40,001 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,336,033.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Paul Gamble sold 3,825 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.66, for a total transaction of $124,924.50. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 7,768 shares in the company, valued at $253,702.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of the company. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Financial Engines by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 34,024 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,146,000 after buying an additional 563 shares during the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Financial Engines by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 42,424 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,428,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of Financial Engines by 9.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 61,021 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,055,000 after buying an additional 5,095 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in shares of Financial Engines by 31.9% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 95,844 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,227,000 after buying an additional 23,184 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Financial Engines by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 96,040 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,234,000 after buying an additional 1,441 shares during the last quarter.

Financial Engines, Inc provides independent, technology-enabled portfolio management services, investment advice and retirement income services to participants in employer-sponsored defined contribution plans, such as 401(k) plans. The Company offers personalized plans for saving, investing, and generating retirement income, as well as by providing assessments of retirement income needs and readiness.

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