FireEye Inc. (FEYE) Trading Down 4.2%
FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) traded down 4.2% on Friday . The company traded as low as $17.08 and last traded at $17.33, with a volume of 5,837,484 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.09.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of FireEye in a research note on Sunday, July 24th. William Blair restated a “buy” rating on shares of FireEye in a research note on Tuesday, May 24th. Pacific Crest reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of FireEye in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FireEye from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 10th. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target (down from $24.00) on shares of FireEye in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Fourteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eighteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. FireEye has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.62.
The company’s market capitalization is $2.90 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $16.29 and a 200-day moving average of $16.10.
FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The information security company reported ($0.47) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.50) by $0.03. The company earned $168 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $171.86 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.48) EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that FireEye Inc. will post ($1.24) earnings per share for the current year.
In other FireEye news, CFO Michael J. Berry purchased 16,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $12.84 per share, for a total transaction of $211,860.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 226,144 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,903,688.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, President Kevin R. Mandia purchased 27,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $12.70 per share, with a total value of $350,520.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the president now directly owns 2,629,446 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $33,393,964.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.
Several large investors have made changes to their positions in FEYE. Eaton Vance Management increased its stake in shares of FireEye by 23.6% in the fourth quarter. Eaton Vance Management now owns 94,337 shares of the information security company’s stock valued at $1,957,000 after buying an additional 18,000 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of FireEye by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 130,929 shares of the information security company’s stock valued at $2,715,000 after buying an additional 1,010 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of FireEye during the fourth quarter valued at about $2,909,000. Trexquant Investment LP increased its stake in shares of FireEye by 273.4% in the fourth quarter. Trexquant Investment LP now owns 182,200 shares of the information security company’s stock valued at $3,779,000 after buying an additional 133,400 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of FireEye by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 251,357 shares of the information security company’s stock valued at $5,214,000 after buying an additional 9,981 shares during the period.
FireEye, Inc provides cybersecurity solution for detecting, preventing and resolving cyber-attacks. The Company’s cybersecurity solutions combine its purpose-built virtual-machine technology, threat intelligence and security in a suite of products and services. The Company’s cybersecurity platform includes a family of software-based appliances, endpoint agents, cloud-based subscription services, support and maintenance and other services.
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