Imperva Inc. (NYSE:IMPV)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Deutsche Bank AG in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on IMPV. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Imperva in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Imperva in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Imperva in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Needham & Company LLC restated a “hold” rating on shares of Imperva in a report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated a “sell” rating on shares of Imperva in a report on Thursday, June 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Imperva presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $52.33.

Analyst Recommendations for Imperva (NYSE:IMPV)

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) opened at 49.03 on Friday. Imperva has a 12-month low of $31.11 and a 12-month high of $77.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.31 and a 200 day moving average of $44.83. The company’s market cap is $1.60 billion.

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.19. Imperva had a negative return on equity of 25.68% and a negative net margin of 23.75%. The business earned $57.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $66.06 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.08) earnings per share. Imperva’s quarterly revenue was up 8.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Imperva will post ($0.80) earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, SVP Mark E. Kraynak sold 2,967 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.15, for a total transaction of $136,927.05. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 2,968 shares in the company, valued at $136,973.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Amichai Shulman sold 938 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.27, for a total value of $49,967.26. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 95,085 shares in the company, valued at $5,065,177.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Raymond James & Associates boosted its position in shares of Imperva by 3.2% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 6,421 shares of the company’s stock valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 197 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Imperva by 1.6% in the second quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 17,640 shares of the company’s stock valued at $759,000 after buying an additional 277 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in shares of Imperva by 0.3% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 106,652 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,587,000 after buying an additional 290 shares during the period. Zacks Investment Management boosted its position in shares of Imperva by 1.8% in the second quarter. Zacks Investment Management now owns 22,093 shares of the company’s stock valued at $950,000 after buying an additional 390 shares during the period. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas boosted its position in shares of Imperva by 13.7% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 3,975 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 478 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 93.26% of the company’s stock.

Imperva Company Profile

Imperva, Inc provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company operates in the segment of development, marketing, sales, service and support of cyber-security solutions that protect business critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises.

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