FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE) EVP William T. Robbins sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.46, for a total transaction of $92,544.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 359,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,197,560.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

FireEye stock traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $14.42. The stock had a trading volume of 3,382,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,592,181. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.23 and a beta of 0.36. FireEye Inc has a 52-week low of $13.40 and a 52-week high of $19.36. The company has a current ratio of 2.03, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.42.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The information security company reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.22) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $203.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $201.54 million. FireEye had a negative net margin of 37.13% and a negative return on equity of 25.26%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.04) EPS. analysts predict that FireEye Inc will post -0.79 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently commented on FEYE. BidaskClub lowered shares of FireEye from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th. ValuEngine lowered shares of FireEye from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on shares of FireEye from $18.00 to $17.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of FireEye from $15.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of FireEye from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.49.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. increased its holdings in FireEye by 56.9% in the 1st quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. now owns 7,800 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $132,000 after acquiring an additional 2,830 shares in the last quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in FireEye by 7.6% in the 1st quarter. Denver Investment Advisors LLC now owns 43,023 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $728,000 after acquiring an additional 3,025 shares in the last quarter. Creative Planning increased its holdings in FireEye by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 348,391 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $5,362,000 after acquiring an additional 3,148 shares in the last quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC increased its holdings in FireEye by 17.1% in the 2nd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 21,859 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $336,000 after acquiring an additional 3,192 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in FireEye by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 52,688 shares of the information security company’s stock worth $811,000 after acquiring an additional 4,721 shares in the last quarter. 65.60% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

FireEye Company Profile

FireEye, Inc provides cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to, and remediate cyber-attacks. It offers vector-specific appliance, virtual appliance, and cloud-based solutions to detect and block known and unknown cyber-attacks. The company provides threat detection and prevention solutions, including network security products, email security solutions, and endpoint security solutions.

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