Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $24.00.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Attunity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Attunity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 10th. Roth Capital lowered shares of Attunity from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Attunity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st.

Shares of NASDAQ:ATTU traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $23.41. The company had a trading volume of 234,263 shares, compared to its average volume of 696,850. The stock has a market capitalization of $500.58 million, a PE ratio of 73.16, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 1.94. Attunity has a one year low of $7.64 and a one year high of $27.32.

Attunity (NASDAQ:ATTU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The technology company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.10. Attunity had a net margin of 6.95% and a return on equity of 11.23%. The business had revenue of $25.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.70 million. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Attunity will post 0.29 EPS for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in ATTU. Wells Fargo & Company MN purchased a new position in Attunity in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $120,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its position in shares of Attunity by 29.1% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 169,686 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,205,000 after purchasing an additional 38,246 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp purchased a new position in shares of Attunity during the 3rd quarter valued at $676,000. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of Attunity by 600.5% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 47,345 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $894,000 after purchasing an additional 40,586 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Attunity by 150.4% during the 3rd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 32,476 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $613,000 after purchasing an additional 19,504 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 52.41% of the company’s stock.

Attunity Company Profile

Attunity Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, develops, markets, sells, and supports data integration and Big Data management software solutions worldwide. It offers Attunity Replicate, a data replication software for delivering, sharing, and ensuring the availability of data for meeting business operations, analytics, and business intelligence needs; Attunity Gold Client, a replication software for data management within SAP environments; and Attunity Visibility, a software for data usage analytics in Big Data environments.

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