Imperva, Inc. (NASDAQ:IMPV) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twenty analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $52.38.
IMPV has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Evercore ISI set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Imperva and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised their price target on shares of Imperva from $55.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $58.00 price target on shares of Imperva and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of Imperva in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Imperva in a research report on Thursday, November 9th.
Shares of Imperva (IMPV) traded down $0.60 during trading on Friday, reaching $40.20. 331,828 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 338,511. Imperva has a one year low of $35.45 and a one year high of $52.40.
Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The software maker reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $83.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $83.79 million. Imperva had a net margin of 3.04% and a negative return on equity of 8.52%. Imperva’s revenue was up 22.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.08 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Imperva will post -0.52 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, Director Anthony J. Bettencourt sold 99,598 shares of Imperva stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.59, for a total value of $4,341,476.82. Following the sale, the director now owns 99,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,341,476.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.90% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in IMPV. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Imperva during the 3rd quarter worth $134,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new stake in Imperva during the 3rd quarter worth $136,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Imperva by 18.7% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,940 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $141,000 after purchasing an additional 464 shares during the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. acquired a new stake in Imperva during the 1st quarter worth $201,000. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. boosted its stake in Imperva by 26.2% during the 2nd quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 4,177 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $201,000 after purchasing an additional 866 shares during the last quarter. 92.20% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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Imperva, Inc provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company is engaged in the development, marketing, sales, service and support of cyber-security solutions. The Company’s products include its Imperva SecureSphere Paltform, Imperva CounterBreach and Imperva Camouflage for enterprise data centers, and Imperva Incapsula offering for cloud-based security services.
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