Napco Security Technologies, Inc. (NSSC) Given Consensus Rating of “Strong Buy” by Brokerages

Shares of Napco Security Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:NSSC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Brokers have set a 1 year consensus target price of $14.00 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Napco Security Technologies an industry rank of 147 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Napco Security Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th.

Napco Security Technologies traded down $0.70, hitting $14.10, during midday trading on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The stock had a trading volume of 85,406 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,169. Napco Security Technologies has a one year low of $7.40 and a one year high of $15.90. The stock has a market cap of $277.01 million, a P/E ratio of 37.95 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a quick ratio of 2.77, a current ratio of 5.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03.

Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The industrial products company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $22.20 million for the quarter. Napco Security Technologies had a return on equity of 12.30% and a net margin of 7.96%.

In other Napco Security Technologies news, insider Jorge Hevia sold 6,750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.77, for a total transaction of $79,447.50. Following the sale, the insider now owns 180,155 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,120,424.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 37.81% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in NSSC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Napco Security Technologies by 1.6% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 941,471 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $11,015,000 after purchasing an additional 14,415 shares in the last quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Napco Security Technologies by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. Teton Advisors Inc. now owns 276,551 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,236,000 after purchasing an additional 5,794 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Napco Security Technologies in the 1st quarter worth $240,000. Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Napco Security Technologies by 16.6% in the 1st quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 704,709 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $8,245,000 after purchasing an additional 100,140 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted its position in shares of Napco Security Technologies by 328.4% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 62,789 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $547,000 after purchasing an additional 48,131 shares in the last quarter. 30.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Napco Security Technologies

Napco Security Technologies, Inc manufactures and sells security products and software worldwide. The company offers access control systems, door security products, intrusion and fire alarm systems, and video surveillance systems for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, and governmental applications.

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