Taser International Inc. (TASR) Shares Gap Up to $25.77
Taser International Inc. (NASDAQ:TASR) gapped up before the market opened on Friday . The stock had previously closed at $24.83, but opened at $25.77. Taser International shares last traded at $27.33, with a volume of 2,342,063 shares traded.
Several analysts have recently commented on the company. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 target price on shares of Taser International in a research report on Tuesday, March 29th. Vetr raised Taser International from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $21.24 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut Taser International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Ladenburg Thalmann reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Taser International in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Taser International in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.63.
The company’s 50 day moving average is $23.27 and its 200 day moving average is $19.14. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion and a P/E ratio of 94.14.
Taser International (NASDAQ:TASR) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.03. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.13 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $55.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.82 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Taser International Inc. will post $0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of TASR. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in Taser International by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 498,217 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,614,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Taser International by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 99,070 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,713,000 after buying an additional 1,551 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Taser International by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 70,888 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,226,000 after buying an additional 5,005 shares in the last quarter.
TASER International, Inc is engaged in development, manufacture and sale of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) designed for use by law enforcement, military, corrections and private security personnel, and by private individuals for personal defense. The Company is also engaged in development of connected wearable on-officer cameras, which utilize its cloud-based digital evidence management solution (Axon solution).
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