AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 908,886 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 27% from the previous session’s volume of 716,561 shares.The stock last traded at $24.86 and had previously closed at $24.87.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Dougherty & Co lowered shares of AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price target (down previously from $22.00) on shares of AVG Technologies NV in a research note on Sunday, May 8th. TheStreet raised AVG Technologies NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th. Nomura downgraded AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $30.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised AVG Technologies NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.92.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $24.75 and its 200 day moving average is $20.68. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.26 billion and a PE ratio of 28.50.

AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. On average, analysts expect that AVG Technologies NV will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in AVG Technologies NV stock. Royce & Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm purchased 55,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,108,000. Royce & Associates LLC owned 0.11% of AVG Technologies NV at the end of the most recent quarter.

AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) provides software and online services that deliver peace of mind to users by simplifying, optimizing and securing their Internet experiences. The Company is primarily engaged in the development and sale of online service solutions and Internet security software branded under the AVG name.

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