Bazaarvoice Inc. (NASDAQ:BV) EVP Michael Paulson purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.99 per share, with a total value of $14,970.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 247,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,235,773.50. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Bazaarvoice Inc. (NASDAQ:BV) opened at 5.01 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $4.34 and a 200-day moving average price of $3.80. Bazaarvoice Inc. has a one year low of $2.82 and a one year high of $5.10. The stock’s market cap is $411.89 million.

Several equities research analysts have commented on BV shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bazaarvoice from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. TheStreet upgraded Bazaarvoice from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Bazaarvoice in a research note on Wednesday, September 7th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bazaarvoice in a research note on Friday, June 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Bazaarvoice in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $6.13.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of Bazaarvoice by 0.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,792,729 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,647,000 after buying an additional 14,648 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Bazaarvoice by 23.1% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 3,805,881 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,988,000 after buying an additional 714,832 shares during the period. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Bazaarvoice during the first quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Spark Investment Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Bazaarvoice by 15.5% in the first quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 454,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,432,000 after buying an additional 61,100 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Bazaarvoice by 4.4% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 887,459 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,798,000 after buying an additional 37,708 shares during the period. 75.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Bazaarvoice

Bazaarvoice, Inc is a network that connects brands and retailers to the authentic voices of people where they shop. The Company’s technology platform collects and displays ratings and reviews, questions and answers and stories from customers along with visual commerce capabilities that collectively amplify the voices of the consumers into the shopping.

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