Media headlines about Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Rapid7 earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.1793806887985 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) opened at $26.95 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,220.00 and a P/E ratio of -25.19. Rapid7 has a 52 week low of $13.42 and a 52 week high of $27.23.

Rapid7 (NASDAQ:RPD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 12th. The technology company reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by ($0.11). The business had revenue of $57.73 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $57.39 million. Rapid7 had a negative return on equity of 130.89% and a negative net margin of 22.63%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 28.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.13) EPS. research analysts predict that Rapid7 will post -1 earnings per share for the current year.

RPD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rapid7 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on shares of Rapid7 from $20.00 to $23.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Rapid7 in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $32.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rapid7 from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Rapid7 in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Rapid7 presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.54.

In other news, COO Andrew F. Burton sold 19,043 shares of Rapid7 stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.60, for a total value of $468,457.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Chairman Alan Matthews sold 20,000 shares of Rapid7 stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total transaction of $400,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 2,349,043 shares of company stock worth $49,428,958 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 56.90% of the company’s stock.

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Rapid7 Company Profile

Rapid7, Inc is a provider analytics for security and information technology (IT) operations that enable organizations to implement an analytics-driven approach to cyber security and IT operations. The Company’s analytics enable organizations to contextualize and prioritize the threats facing their physical, virtual and cloud assets, including those posed by the behaviors of their users.

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