Snap (NYSE:SNAP) was upgraded by stock analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. The firm presently has a $15.96 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 18.22% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Morgan Stanley cut Snap from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Snap in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Snap from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub cut Snap from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Pivotal Research reissued a “sell” rating and set a $8.00 price objective (down previously from $9.00) on shares of Snap in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Eighteen analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.21.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) opened at $13.50 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $16,260.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -4.25. Snap has a 12 month low of $11.28 and a 12 month high of $29.44.

Snap (NYSE:SNAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported ($0.14) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.17. The company had revenue of $207.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.71 million. Snap had a negative return on equity of 107.36% and a negative net margin of 463.16%. The business’s revenue was up 62.2% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Snap will post -3.04 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CEO Evan Spiegel sold 1,652,966 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.42, for a total transaction of $20,529,837.72. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 86,657,812 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,076,290,025.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Timothy Sehn sold 400,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.59, for a total value of $5,836,000.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,669,279 shares in the company, valued at $38,944,780.61. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 3,840,711 shares of company stock worth $50,828,518.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its position in Snap by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 9,869 shares of the company’s stock worth $175,000 after acquiring an additional 757 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC grew its position in Snap by 6.7% during the 2nd quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 22,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $379,000 after acquiring an additional 1,393 shares during the last quarter. WFG Advisors LP grew its position in Snap by 52.4% during the 2nd quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 7,377 shares of the company’s stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 2,537 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. grew its position in Snap by 21.1% during the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 19,816 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after acquiring an additional 3,447 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in Snap by 22.9% during the 3rd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 22,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $333,000 after acquiring an additional 4,260 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 18.88% of the company’s stock.

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About Snap

Snap Inc, formerly Snapchat, Inc, is a camera company. The Company’s flagship product, Snapchat, is a camera application that helps people to communicate through short videos and images known as a Snap. The Company offers three ways for people to make Snaps: the Snapchat application, Publishers Tools that help its partners to create Publisher Stories, and Spectacles, its sunglasses that make Snaps.

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