Royce & Associates LP acquired a new position in shares of Bats Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:BATS) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $128,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Albert D Mason Inc. acquired a new stake in Bats Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $1,059,000. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in Bats Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $6,886,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp acquired a new stake in Bats Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $735,000. Columbus Circle Investors acquired a new stake in Bats Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $11,527,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new stake in Bats Global Markets during the second quarter worth about $1,297,000.

Bats Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ:BATS) traded up 20.62% during trading on Friday, hitting $32.00. The stock had a trading volume of 1,588,134 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.07 and its 200 day moving average is $25.36. Bats Global Markets Inc has a 52 week low of $19.00 and a 52 week high of $33.00.

Bats Global Markets (NASDAQ:BATS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. Equities research analysts forecast that Bats Global Markets Inc will post $1.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on BATS. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on Bats Global Markets in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $23.00 price target for the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of Bats Global Markets in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Raymond James Financial Inc. upgraded Bats Global Markets from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut Bats Global Markets from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 13th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price target on Bats Global Markets from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.25.

Bats Global Markets Company Profile

BATS Global Markets, Inc (BATS) is an operator of exchanges and provider of services for financial markets. The Company facilitates securities trading and exchange traded products (ETP) listings for the United States and European equity securities and operates a United States options exchange. BATS serves the foreign exchange (FX) market, operating Hotspot, an institutional spot foreign exchange market.

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