Equities analysts expect Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) to report earnings of $0.14 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Sapiens International’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.15 and the lowest is $0.14. Sapiens International reported earnings of $0.12 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 16.7%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Sapiens International will report full-year earnings of $0.33 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.33 to $0.34. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $0.60 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.54 to $0.65. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Sapiens International.

Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The technology company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01. Sapiens International had a return on equity of 6.84% and a net margin of 0.38%.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Sapiens International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Sapiens International in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Sapiens International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd purchased a new position in Sapiens International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $178,000. Jane Street Group LLC lifted its holdings in Sapiens International by 58.5% in the 3rd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 25,690 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $339,000 after purchasing an additional 9,485 shares in the last quarter. Menora Mivtachim Holdings LTD. purchased a new position in Sapiens International in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $402,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in Sapiens International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $358,000. Finally, Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new stake in Sapiens International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $422,000. 9.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Sapiens International (SPNS) traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $11.97. The company had a trading volume of 188,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 55,345. The company has a current ratio of 2.03, a quick ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Sapiens International has a one year low of $10.57 and a one year high of $15.46. The stock has a market cap of $584.68, a PE ratio of 598.80, a PEG ratio of 4.57 and a beta of 1.14.

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About Sapiens International

Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (Sapiens) is a provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with a focus on the financial services sector. The Company operates in provider of software solutions segment. Its software solutions portfolio consists of Life, Pension, Annuity and Retirement Solutions, including software solutions for the management of a range of products for life, pension, annuity and retirement; Property and Casualty/General Insurance Solutions, including a software suite of solutions, supporting a range of business lines, including personal, commercial and specialty lines, as well as a solution for the management of reinsurance contracts; Sapiens DECISION, which is a business decision management solution, and Technology-Based Solutions, such as Sapiens eMerge.

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