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FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) Rating Increased to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

11 February 2018, 05:07 | Ruby West



Finally, Evercore ISI set a $20.00 price objective on FireEye and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, October 15th.

However, with the numbers adjusted, the vendor reported a non-GAAP operating profit of $2.9m.

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, January 16th. FireEye now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $16.61. Oppenheimer reduced their price objective on shares of FireEye from $23.00 to $22.00 and set an outperform rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on shares of FireEye from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a "market perform" rating in a report on Friday. (The) reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of FireEye in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 18,128 shares of the information security company's stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 220 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) opened at $14.12 on Friday. On the stock's most recent trading day, the company's shares ended the regular session at $14.17, which is 21.28% higher than its 52-week high. FireEye has a 52-week low of $10.35 and a 52-week high of $18.00. The firm has a market cap of $2,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.03 and a beta of 0.57.

Analysts are expecting average earnings estimates of $-0.01 for the current quarter based on the opinion of 27 analysts, relating to high earnings per share estimates of $0 and low estimates of $-0.06, however Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) reported $-0.03 earnings per share for the same quarter past year. FireEye had a negative net margin of 40.43% and a negative return on equity of 24.59%. Analysts were calling for sales of $193.7 million for the company's fourth quarter. Equities research analysts predict that FireEye Inc will post ($0.21) EPS for the current year. The company's quarterly revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that FireEye will post -0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

On 10/3/2017 Travis M Reese, President, sold 88,445 with an average share price of $17.50 per share and the total transaction amounting to $1,547,787.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Fireeye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE)'s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 3.65, whereas its price to book ratio for the most recent quarters is at 3.31. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 6,623 shares of the information security company's stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 1,528 shares during the last quarter. FDx Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of FireEye by 16.7% in the 4th quarter. Verition Fund Management LLC increased its position in FireEye by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter.

Cyber security vendor FireEye has reported its first ever quarterly profit since listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.18% of the company's stock. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 13,490 shares of the information security company's stock valued at $208,000 after buying an additional 1,050 shares in the last quarter.

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