FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) traded up 4.6% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $14.61 and last traded at $14.55, with a volume of 3,812,156 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $13.91.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on FEYE shares. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $18.00 price target (up from $16.00) on shares of FireEye in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Pacific Crest reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of FireEye in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of FireEye in a research note on Friday, May 6th. Citigroup Inc. cut FireEye from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $22.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut FireEye from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $20.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Nineteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.12.

The stock’s market capitalization is $2.45 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $16.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.10.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The information security company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.39) by $0.06. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.41) EPS. The firm earned $175 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $181.67 million. The business’s revenue was up 18.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that FireEye Inc. will post ($1.30) EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, President Kevin R. Mandia purchased 27,600 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $12.70 per share, for a total transaction of $350,520.00. Following the acquisition, the president now directly owns 2,629,446 shares in the company, valued at approximately $33,393,964.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

A number of large investors recently made changes to their positions in FEYE. Marco Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of FireEye by 19.3% in the fourth quarter. Marco Investment Management LLC now owns 268,200 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $5,562,000 after buying an additional 43,400 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of FireEye by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 251,357 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $5,214,000 after buying an additional 9,981 shares during the period. Trexquant Investment LP boosted its stake in shares of FireEye by 273.4% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 182,200 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $3,779,000 after buying an additional 133,400 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management boosted its stake in shares of FireEye by 23.6% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 94,337 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $1,957,000 after buying an additional 18,000 shares during the period. Finally, Atlantic Trust Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of FireEye during the fourth quarter worth approximately $2,909,000.

FireEye, Inc provides cybersecurity solution for detecting, preventing and resolving cyber-attacks. The Company’s cybersecurity solutions combine its purpose-built virtual-machine technology, threat intelligence and security in a suite of products and services. The Company’s cybersecurity platform includes a family of software-based appliances, endpoint agents, cloud-based subscription services, support and maintenance and other services.

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