Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $91.50.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet cut Shutterfly from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine cut Shutterfly from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Shutterfly from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. BidaskClub cut Shutterfly from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird upped their price target on Shutterfly from $85.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 6th.

In related news, SVP Michele Anderson sold 9,030 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.95, for a total transaction of $685,828.50. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 9,030 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $685,828.50. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Ann Mather sold 1,435 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.25, for a total value of $139,553.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 106,883 shares of company stock valued at $9,455,677. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SFLY. Dupont Capital Management Corp bought a new stake in Shutterfly during the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,278,000. New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in Shutterfly by 67.8% during the 1st quarter. New York State Teachers Retirement System now owns 23,258 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,890,000 after acquiring an additional 9,400 shares during the last quarter. Algert Global LLC acquired a new position in Shutterfly during the 1st quarter worth approximately $1,641,000. Mackay Shields LLC acquired a new position in Shutterfly during the 1st quarter worth approximately $4,274,000. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in Shutterfly by 120.4% during the 1st quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 105,155 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $8,544,000 after acquiring an additional 57,452 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of SFLY stock traded up $0.31 on Monday, reaching $72.72. The company had a trading volume of 490,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 821,269. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.66. The stock has a market cap of $2.42 billion, a PE ratio of 69.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 0.95. Shutterfly has a 12 month low of $39.76 and a 12 month high of $100.34.

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The technology company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.43) by $0.96. The company had revenue of $443.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $438.30 million. Shutterfly had a return on equity of 13.03% and a net margin of 2.26%. research analysts anticipate that Shutterfly will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current year.

Shutterfly Company Profile

Shutterfly, Inc manufactures and retails personalized products and services primarily in the United States, Canada, and the European Community. The company operates through Consumer and Shutterfly Business Solutions segments. It offers a range of personalized photo-based products and services that enable consumers to upload, edit, enhance, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their memories.

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