Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the fifteen research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and ten have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $66.14.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on DELL shares. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Zuora from $22.00 to $16.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 31st. Raymond James reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Kelt Exploration in a report on Friday, May 31st. UBS Group lifted their target price on shares of Zscaler from $60.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, May 31st. Citigroup cut shares of First Quantum Minerals from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from C$18.00 to C$13.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of W. R. Grace & Co from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 1st.

In other news, CFO Thomas W. Sweet sold 98,055 shares of Dell stock in a transaction on Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.60, for a total value of $5,059,638.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Jeffrey W. Clarke sold 144,041 shares of Dell stock in a transaction on Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.49, for a total transaction of $7,416,671.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,024,439 shares of company stock worth $53,367,213 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 46.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund bought a new position in shares of Dell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $90,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Dell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $125,000. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Dell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,021,000. California Public Employees Retirement System bought a new position in shares of Dell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $11,201,000. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. bought a new position in shares of Dell during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $755,000. 22.92% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NASDAQ:DELL traded up $0.71 during trading on Thursday, hitting $53.00. 50,581 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,523,602. The stock has a market capitalization of $37.57 billion, a PE ratio of 8.59 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81. Dell has a 12-month low of $42.02 and a 12-month high of $70.55. The company has a 50 day moving average of $55.77.

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 30th. The technology company reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.30. The business had revenue of $21.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.24 billion. Dell had a negative net margin of 2.84% and a positive return on equity of 31.57%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Dell will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Dell Company Profile

Dell Inc (Dell) is a global information technology company that offers its customers a range of solutions and services delivered directly by Dell and through other distribution channels. Dell is a holding company that conducts its business worldwide through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in four segments: Large Enterprise, Public, Small and Medium Business, and Consumer.

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