IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:IZEA) was the recipient of unusually large options trading on Thursday. Stock investors purchased 15,250 call options on the stock. This is an increase of 840% compared to the average volume of 1,622 call options.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on IZEA shares. Zacks Investment Research cut IZEA Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. LADENBURG THALM/SH SH raised IZEA Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IZEA. Cresset Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in IZEA Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $38,000. Dfpg Investments LLC purchased a new position in IZEA Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $56,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new position in IZEA Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $75,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in IZEA Worldwide in the fourth quarter worth about $325,000. Institutional investors own 1.56% of the company’s stock.

IZEA traded up $0.44 on Thursday, hitting $5.01. The company had a trading volume of 289,446 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,951,940. The company has a market cap of $296.24 million, a PE ratio of -14.67 and a beta of 2.93. IZEA Worldwide has a 12-month low of $0.15 and a 12-month high of $7.45. The company has a quick ratio of 3.26, a current ratio of 3.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $4.14 and its 200 day simple moving average is $2.45.

IZEA Worldwide (NASDAQ:IZEA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 29th. The company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02). IZEA Worldwide had a negative return on equity of 39.78% and a negative net margin of 64.77%. On average, analysts anticipate that IZEA Worldwide will post -0.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

IZEA Worldwide Company Profile

IZEA Worldwide, Inc creates and operates online marketplaces that connect marketers and content creators. Its technology solutions enable the management of content workflow, creator search and targeting, bidding, analytics, and payment processing. The company engages creator for influencer marketing campaigns, or to create content for the marketers' use and distribution.

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