Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Spark Networks Inc (NYSEMKT:LOV) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning.

According to Zacks, “Spark Networks is a leading provider of online personals in the United States and internationally. Our comprehensive, user-friendly websites offer convenient and safe places for likeminded singles to connect. Many of these connections lead to long term relationships and quite often marriage. “

Separately, B. Riley reaffirmed a neutral rating and set a $1.30 target price on shares of Spark Networks in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th.

Shares of Spark Networks (NYSEMKT LOV) opened at 0.92 on Thursday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $0.96 and its 200 day moving average is $0.98. Spark Networks has a one year low of $0.76 and a one year high of $2.08. The firm’s market capitalization is $29.53 million.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of Spark Networks by 29.6% in the first quarter. Financial & Investment Management Group Ltd. now owns 555,012 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $572,000 after buying an additional 126,920 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP raised its position in shares of Spark Networks by 22.5% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 322,175 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $332,000 after buying an additional 59,175 shares during the last quarter. Robotti Robert raised its position in shares of Spark Networks by 5.7% in the first quarter. Robotti Robert now owns 314,125 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $324,000 after buying an additional 16,800 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in shares of Spark Networks by 9.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 328,200 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $338,000 after buying an additional 27,900 shares during the last quarter.

About Spark Networks

Spark Networks, Inc is engaged in creating brands and communities that help individuals form life-long relationships with others that share their interests and values. The Company operates through four segments, such as Jewish Networks, which consists of JDate, JDate.co.uk, JDate.fr, JDate.co.il, Cupid.co.il and JSwipe; Christian Networks, which consists of ChristianMingle, CrossPaths, ChristianMingle.co.uk, ChristianMingle.com.au, Believe.com, ChristianCards.net, DailyBibleVerse.com and Faith.com; Other Networks, which consists of Spark.com and related other general market Websites, as well as other properties, which primarily consists of sites focused towards various religious, ethnic, geographic and special interest groups, and Offline & Other Businesses segment, which consists of revenue generated from offline activities.

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