FireEye (FEYE) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.15
News articles about FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FireEye earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the information security company an impact score of 45.4495790226772 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- 2 top Equifax execs retire in wake of massive data breach – MarketWatch (marketwatch.com)
- FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)- Stocks Gaining Momentum – NASDAQ Times (nasdaqtimes.com)
- Don't Get Greedy With FireEye, Inc. Stock (finance.yahoo.com)
- Don’t Get Greedy With FireEye, Inc. Stock (fool.com)
- FireEye, Inc. (FEYE) Short Interest Down 10.2% in August (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of FireEye (FEYE) opened at 17.34 on Friday. FireEye has a one year low of $10.35 and a one year high of $17.34. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $14.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.05. The company’s market capitalization is $3.16 billion.
FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 1st. The information security company reported ($0.26) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.39) by $0.13. The company had revenue of $185.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.39 million. FireEye had a negative return on equity of 26.21% and a negative net margin of 46.37%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.33) EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that FireEye will post ($0.21) EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub raised FireEye from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. UBS AG set a $16.00 price objective on FireEye and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Vetr raised FireEye from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $17.10 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 24th. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on FireEye from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective (up previously from $14.00) on shares of FireEye in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.44.
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In other news, EVP Alexa King sold 69,884 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.46, for a total value of $1,010,522.64. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 428,733 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,199,479.18. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.
FireEye, Inc provides intelligence-based cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber-attacks. The Company offers various products, such as Threat Detection and Prevention Solutions, which include network security products (NX and Multi-vector Virtual Execution (MVX) Compute Node Series), e-mail security products (EX Series and e-mail threat prevention cloud (ETP), endpoint security products (HX Series) and content security products (FX Series); security management and orchestration products, which include Central Management System and FireEye Security Orchestrator, and forensics and investigation products, which include Threat Analytics Platform (TAP), Malware Analysis (AX Series) and Enterprise Forensics (PX Series and IA Series).
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