Vasco Data Security International Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI)’s share price was up 2.5% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $16.93 and last traded at $16.85, with a volume of 138,386 shares. The stock had previously closed at $16.44.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on VDSI shares. TheStreet raised shares of Vasco Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Sidoti started coverage on shares of Vasco Data Security International in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Vasco Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Vasco Data Security International currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.80.

The company has a market capitalization of $667.02 million and a P/E ratio of 21.66. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $16.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.79.

Vasco Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.08. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. The company earned $46.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.93 million. The company’s revenue was down 28.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Vasco Data Security International Inc. will post $0.37 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Vasco Data Security International news, CEO T Kendall Hunt sold 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.79, for a total value of $889,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,753,345 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $137,932,007.55. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Several institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in VDSI. Century Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Vasco Data Security International by 22.4% in the fourth quarter. Century Capital Management LLC now owns 1,229,862 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,576,000 after buying an additional 225,115 shares in the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Vasco Data Security International during the fourth quarter worth $37,811,000. Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in shares of Vasco Data Security International during the fourth quarter worth $1,495,000. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in shares of Vasco Data Security International during the fourth quarter worth $3,656,000. Finally, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC increased its position in shares of Vasco Data Security International by 9.5% in the fourth quarter. Stephens Investment Management Group LLC now owns 715,175 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,965,000 after buying an additional 61,855 shares in the last quarter.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc (VASCO) is an information technology (IT) security company that designs, develops and markets security solutions that secure and manage access to digital assets, protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company’s primary product and service lines include Host System products, which are typically a component of an organization’s IT infrastructure and Client Authenticators, which are devices used by end users for authentication.

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