Nice Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:nice) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 22nd will be given a dividend of 0.131 per share on Tuesday, December 6th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 18th.

Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) opened at 67.78 on Friday. Nice Systems has a 1-year low of $54.12 and a 1-year high of $69.79. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $0.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $0.00.

Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The firm earned $237.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $240.07 million. Nice Systems had a return on equity of 13.37% and a net margin of 27.48%. The business’s revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.75 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Nice Systems will post $3.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Dividend History for Nice Systems (NASDAQ:nice)

A number of research analysts have weighed in on NICE shares. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Nice Systems in a research note on Monday, September 26th. Imperial Capital restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Nice Systems in a research note on Sunday, July 17th. Chardan Capital lifted their target price on Nice Systems from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nice Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Finally, JMP Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Nice Systems in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.29.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. US Bancorp DE increased its stake in Nice Systems by 14.6% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 134,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,581,000 after buying an additional 17,165 shares during the period. Axiom International Investors LLC DE increased its stake in Nice Systems by 92.4% in the second quarter. Axiom International Investors LLC DE now owns 72,227 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,612,000 after buying an additional 34,680 shares during the period. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. increased its stake in Nice Systems by 108.6% in the second quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 261,144 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,877,000 after buying an additional 135,949 shares during the period. Janus Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Nice Systems by 5.6% in the second quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 4,082,428 shares of the company’s stock valued at $260,663,000 after buying an additional 215,720 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in Nice Systems by 8.5% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 62,664 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,001,000 after buying an additional 4,899 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 39.66% of the company’s stock.

About Nice Systems

NICE Ltd., formerly NICE-Systems Ltd., is a global enterprise software provider. The Company’s segments include Customer Interactions Solutions, and Financial Crime and Compliance Solutions. The Customer Interactions Solutions segment provides data driven insights that enable businesses to deliver personalized experience to customers.

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