Fair Isaac Co. (NYSE:FICO) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 733,600 shares, an increase of 15.6% from the January 15th total of 634,600 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 210,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.5 days.

Shares of NYSE:FICO traded up $6.49 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $424.58. 142,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 215,490. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.40, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $401.28 and a 200-day moving average price of $353.18. The company has a market cap of $12.23 billion, a PE ratio of 62.07 and a beta of 1.16. Fair Isaac has a 12 month low of $240.00 and a 12 month high of $426.98.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 30th. The technology company reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.86 by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $298.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $287.53 million. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 76.72% and a net margin of 17.31%. The company’s revenue was up 13.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.45 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Fair Isaac will post 5.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Fair Isaac news, CEO William J. Lansing sold 24,299 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $407.92, for a total value of $9,912,048.08. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 185,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $75,813,155.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CAO Michael S. Leonard sold 1,000 shares of Fair Isaac stock in a transaction on Monday, December 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $364.38, for a total transaction of $364,380.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 7,393 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,693,861.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 93,428 shares of company stock valued at $37,996,528. Insiders own 3.81% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Fair Isaac by 3,261.9% during the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 26,525 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $7,205,000 after purchasing an additional 25,736 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in Fair Isaac by 993.8% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 1,400 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $440,000 after purchasing an additional 1,272 shares in the last quarter. Tributary Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Fair Isaac during the third quarter valued at approximately $1,123,000. Summit Creek Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Fair Isaac during the third quarter valued at approximately $598,000. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in Fair Isaac by 1,598.7% during the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 26,737 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $8,115,000 after purchasing an additional 25,163 shares in the last quarter. 83.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. William Blair reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Fair Isaac in a research report on Tuesday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 30th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $425.00 target price on shares of Fair Isaac in a research report on Wednesday, December 18th. Robert W. Baird boosted their target price on shares of Fair Isaac from $365.00 to $450.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, January 31st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group boosted their target price on shares of Fair Isaac from to and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $424.00.

Fair Isaac Company Profile

Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions. The company offers analytical solutions, credit scoring, and credit account management products and services to banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and public agencies.

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