Shares of FEI Co. (NASDAQ:FEIC) saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 531,940 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 43% from the previous session’s volume of 372,950 shares.The stock last traded at $106.30 and had previously closed at $106.30.

FEIC has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FEI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $119.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 5th. Benchmark Co. upped their target price on shares of FEI from $80.00 to $92.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of FEI from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. William Blair cut shares of FEI from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. Finally, DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $107.50 price objective (up previously from $90.00) on shares of FEI in a research report on Tuesday, May 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. FEI has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $107.00.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $106.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $89.61. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.34 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.09.

FEI (NASDAQ:FEIC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $229 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $217.72 million. FEI’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.66 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that FEI Co. will post $3.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 20th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 7th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 5th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%.

Other hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of FEI by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 28,247 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,254,000 after buying an additional 448 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of FEI by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 128,160 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,226,000 after buying an additional 1,076 shares in the last quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of FEI by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Edge Asset Management Inc. now owns 114,344 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,124,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares in the last quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board raised its stake in shares of FEI by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 140,925 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,244,000 after buying an additional 6,074 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of FEI by 51.4% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 26,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,138,000 after buying an additional 9,096 shares in the last quarter.

FEI Company is a supplier of scientific instruments and related services for nanoscale applications and solutions for industry and science. The Company operates through two segments: Industry Group, which consists of customers in semiconductor integrated circuit manufacturing and related industries, such as manufacturers of data storage equipment and other technologies, as well as customers in the oil and gas industry, and Science Group, which includes universities, research laboratories and customers in a range of industries, including metals, automobiles, aerospace, geosciences and forensics.

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