Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its position in Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV) by 0.8% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 1,274,850 shares of the software maker’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,099 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC’s holdings in Imperva were worth $50,612,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Imperva during the 3rd quarter valued at about $134,000. Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Imperva during the 4th quarter valued at about $224,000. Koch Industries Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Imperva during the 4th quarter valued at about $229,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Imperva by 51.7% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 7,067 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $307,000 after purchasing an additional 2,409 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of Imperva by 35.9% during the 3rd quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 7,225 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $314,000 after purchasing an additional 1,910 shares in the last quarter.

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In other Imperva news, CRO Michael D. Mooney sold 24,454 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.18, for a total transaction of $1,153,739.72. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now directly owns 24,454 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,153,739.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Anthony J. Bettencourt sold 66,037 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.98, for a total transaction of $3,102,418.26. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 66,037 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,102,418.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on IMPV shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered shares of Imperva from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Imperva from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Imperva from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of Imperva from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Evercore ISI set a $56.00 target price on shares of Imperva and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Imperva has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.14.

Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV) opened at $46.75 on Wednesday. Imperva Inc has a twelve month low of $37.17 and a twelve month high of $52.40.

Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The software maker reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.13. Imperva had a net margin of 7.11% and a negative return on equity of 3.28%. The firm had revenue of $91.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $91.11 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Imperva Inc will post -0.17 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Imperva

Imperva, Inc provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company is engaged in the development, marketing, sales, service and support of cyber-security solutions. The Company’s products include its Imperva SecureSphere Paltform, Imperva CounterBreach and Imperva Camouflage for enterprise data centers, and Imperva Incapsula offering for cloud-based security services.

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