FireEye Inc. (FEYE) Trading Up 4.6%
Shares of FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) were 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. The stock had previously closed at $13.91.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on FEYE shares. Wunderlich cut shares of FireEye from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the stock from $21.00 to $15.00 in a research report on Friday, August 5th. OTR Global raised shares of FireEye to a “positive” rating in a research report on Friday, April 22nd. Piper Jaffray Cos. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target (down from $20.00) on shares of FireEye in a research report on Friday, August 5th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target (down from $24.00) on shares of FireEye in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $35.00 price objective on shares of FireEye in a report on Monday, May 2nd. 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 company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.12.
The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.08 and its 200-day moving average is $16.09. The company’s market capitalization is $2.44 billion.
FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The information security company reported ($0.33) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.39) by $0.06. The company earned $175 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $181.67 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.41) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that FireEye Inc. will post ($1.30) EPS for the current fiscal year.
In related news, President Kevin R. Mandia purchased 27,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $12.70 per share, for a total transaction of $350,520.00. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 2,629,446 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $33,393,964.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
A number of hedge funds recently bought and sold shares of the company. Eaton Vance Management raised its stake in FireEye by 23.6% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 94,337 shares of the information security company’s stock valued at $1,957,000 after buying an additional 18,000 shares in the last quarter. Trexquant Investment LP increased its position in 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 last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in 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 last quarter. Finally, Marco Investment Management LLC increased its position in 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 last quarter.
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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