Cheetah Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:CMCM) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage currently has a $12.00 price objective on the software maker’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 23.71% from the company’s previous close.

According to Zacks, “Cheetah Mobile Inc. engages in developing Internet security software. The Company operates a platform that offers mission critical applications for its users and global content distribution channels. Its mission critical applications include Clean Master; Battery Doctor; Duba Anti-virus; Cheetah Browser; Photo Grid and Antutu Benchmark. Cheetah Mobile Inc. is headquartered in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China. “

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on CMCM. TheStreet upgraded Cheetah Mobile from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Monday, May 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded Cheetah Mobile from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Instinet restated a “neutral” rating and set a $12.00 price target (up from $11.50) on shares of Cheetah Mobile in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Nomura lifted their price objective on Cheetah Mobile from $11.50 to $12.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.00.

Cheetah Mobile (NASDAQ CMCM) opened at 9.70 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $1.35 billion and a PE ratio of 41.99. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.85 and a 200 day moving average of $10.88. Cheetah Mobile has a 12-month low of $8.91 and a 12-month high of $13.79.

Cheetah Mobile (NASDAQ:CMCM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 22nd. The software maker reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.06. Cheetah Mobile had a return on equity of 8.08% and a net margin of 5.34%. The firm had revenue of $1.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.19 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.44) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Cheetah Mobile will post $0.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CMCM. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in Cheetah Mobile by 520.7% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 161,667 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,736,000 after buying an additional 135,619 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Cheetah Mobile by 178.4% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 309,979 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $3,327,000 after buying an additional 198,644 shares during the last quarter. FIL Ltd increased its stake in Cheetah Mobile by 854.2% in the first quarter. FIL Ltd now owns 992,921 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $10,664,000 after buying an additional 888,861 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC acquired a new stake in Cheetah Mobile during the first quarter valued at approximately $232,000. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its stake in Cheetah Mobile by 6.3% in the first quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 73,230 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $786,000 after buying an additional 4,360 shares during the last quarter.

Cheetah Mobile Company Profile

Cheetah Mobile Inc is a holding company. The Company and its consolidated subsidiaries, variable interest entities (VIEs) and a VIE’s subsidiary are engaged in the provision of online marketing services, Internet value-added services, and Internet security services and others. The Company operates a platform that offers mobile and personal computer (PC) applications for its users and global content promotional channels for its customers, both of which are powered by its cloud-based data analytics engines.

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