Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Rosetta Stone Inc., based in Arlington, Va, is a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions consisting of software, online services and audio practice tools, primarily under the Rosetta Stone brand. Rosetta Stone offers its self-study language learning solutions in 31 languages. Its customers include individuals, educational institutions, armed forces, government agencies and corporations. Rosetta Stone, Inc. also provides an online peer-to-peer practice environment, known as SharedTalk, at, where registered language learners meet for language exchange to practice their foreign language skills. As the leading language-learning software in the world, Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language second nature. Millions of learners in more than 150 countries have already used the company’s software to gain the confidence that comes with truly knowing a new language. “

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) opened at 8.44 on Wednesday. Rosetta Stone has a 52 week low of $6.17 and a 52 week high of $9.22. The stock’s market cap is $185.53 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $8.53 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.92.

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.41) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.67) by $0.26. Rosetta Stone had a negative return on equity of 129.51% and a negative net margin of 17.48%. The company earned $45.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.93 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.38) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Rosetta Stone will post ($1.94) earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RST. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth $140,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $164,000. American Century Companies Inc. acquired a new position in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $166,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in Rosetta Stone by 119.5% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 22,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 12,074 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new position in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $219,000. 72.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc (Rosetta Stone) offers personalized language and reading programs. The Company’s solutions are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and individuals around the world. Its segments include Enterprise & Education, which derives revenues from sales to educational institutions, corporations and government agencies worldwide, and Consumer, which derives revenue from sales to individuals and retail partners.

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