Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Rosetta Stone Inc., based in Arlington, Va, is a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions consisting of software, online services and audio practice tools, primarily under the Rosetta Stone brand. Rosetta Stone offers its self-study language learning solutions in 31 languages. Its customers include individuals, educational institutions, armed forces, government agencies and corporations. Rosetta Stone, Inc. also provides an online peer-to-peer practice environment, known as SharedTalk, at www.sharedtalk.com, where registered language learners meet for language exchange to practice their foreign language skills. As the leading language-learning software in the world, Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language second nature. Millions of learners in more than 150 countries have already used the company’s software to gain the confidence that comes with truly knowing a new language. “

Shares of Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) traded up 0.72% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.43. 10,798 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Rosetta Stone has a 12-month low of $6.17 and a 12-month high of $9.22. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $8.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.91. The stock’s market capitalization is $185.31 million.

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.41) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.67) by $0.26. Rosetta Stone had a negative net margin of 17.48% and a negative return on equity of 129.51%. The company earned $45.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.93 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.38) EPS. Rosetta Stone’s revenue was down 11.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Rosetta Stone will post ($1.94) earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of RST. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $140,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $164,000. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $166,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Rosetta Stone by 119.5% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 22,174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 12,074 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter valued at approximately $219,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.56% of the company’s stock.

Rosetta Stone Company Profile

Rosetta Stone Inc (Rosetta Stone) offers personalized language and reading programs. The Company’s solutions are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and individuals around the world. Its segments include Enterprise & Education, which derives revenues from sales to educational institutions, corporations and government agencies worldwide, and Consumer, which derives revenue from sales to individuals and retail partners.

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