Shares of AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) hit 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 analysts have recently weighed in on AVG shares. Dougherty & Co cut AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 7th. Imperial Capital increased their price target on AVG Technologies NV from $21.00 to $25.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 10th. TheStreet upgraded AVG Technologies NV from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 8th. JMP Securities cut 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 report on Monday, August 1st. Finally, Nomura lowered AVG Technologies NV from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $30.00 to $25.00 in a report on Friday, July 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. AVG Technologies NV presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.92.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.26 billion and a PE ratio of 28.52. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $24.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.65.

AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) last issued 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, equities research analysts predict that AVG Technologies NV will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in AVG Technologies NV stock. Royce & Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of AVG Technologies NV (NYSE:AVG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 55,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,108,000. Royce & Associates LLC owned 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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