AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) shares reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $24.88 and last traded at $24.87, with a volume of 590,259 shares. The stock had previously closed at $24.85.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on AVG shares. JMP Securities downgraded AVG Technologies NV from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Monday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised AVG Technologies NV from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Nomura downgraded AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $30.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Friday, July 8th. Imperial Capital upped their price target on AVG Technologies NV from $21.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, TheStreet raised AVG Technologies NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.92.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $24.40 and a 200 day moving average of $20.57. The company has a market capitalization of $1.26 billion and a PE ratio of 28.51.

AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.01. On average, analysts predict that AVG Technologies NV will post $1.96 EPS for the current year.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in AVG Technologies NV stock. Royce & Associates LLC bought a new stake in AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 55,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,108,000. Royce & Associates LLC owned about 0.11% of AVG Technologies NV at the end of the most recent reporting period.

AVG Technologies N.V. (AVG) provides software and online services that deliver peace of mind to users by simplifying, optimizing and securing their Internet experiences. The Company is primarily engaged in the development and sale of online service solutions and Internet security software branded under the AVG name.

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