Nice Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) shares traded down 1.3% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $64.08 and last traded at $64.18, with a volume of 68,345 shares. The stock had previously closed at $65.01.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Nice Systems in a report on Thursday, June 30th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Nice Systems in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. Chardan Capital assumed coverage on Nice Systems in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $63.00 price target for the company. JMP Securities upgraded Nice Systems from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nice Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 11th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nice Systems has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $71.63.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $63.22 and a 200 day moving average price of $61.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.84 billion and a PE ratio of 14.97.

Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.07. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.72 earnings per share. The company earned $226.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $225.55 million. Nice Systems’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Nice Systems Ltd. will post $3.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other large investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. OppenheimerFunds Inc. boosted its stake in Nice Systems by 7.5% in the fourth quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 1,425,690 shares of the company’s stock valued at $81,721,000 after buying an additional 99,830 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of Nice Systems by 97.0% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management now owns 409,570 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,070,000 after buying an additional 201,628 shares during the last quarter. American Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nice Systems by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. American Capital Management Inc. now owns 400,845 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,976,000 after buying an additional 24,560 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Nice Systems by 5.2% in the fourth quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 215,519 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,353,000 after buying an additional 10,734 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of Nice Systems by 1,489.0% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 82,550 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,732,000 after buying an additional 77,355 shares during the last quarter.

NICE-Systems Ltd. is a global software company. The Company provides solutions for enterprises and security-sensitive organizations for the prevention of financial crimes and fraud, and for security and public safety. It operates in three segments: Customer Interactions Solutions, Security Solutions and Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions.

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