Global Endowment Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Imperva Inc (NASDAQ:IMPV) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 8,400 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $390,000.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in Imperva by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 134,000 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $6,224,000 after buying an additional 3,337 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Nova Scotia acquired a new position in Imperva during the 2nd quarter worth $3,329,000. Legal & General Group Plc lifted its holdings in Imperva by 27.9% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 519,725 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $25,077,000 after buying an additional 113,280 shares in the last quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA lifted its holdings in Imperva by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Granahan Investment Management Inc. MA now owns 44,961 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,169,000 after buying an additional 2,425 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in Imperva by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 528,022 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $25,478,000 after buying an additional 6,443 shares in the last quarter. 94.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts have issued reports on IMPV shares. Oppenheimer downgraded Imperva from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, July 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on Imperva from $45.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. BidaskClub downgraded Imperva from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. DA Davidson downgraded Imperva from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $56.00 to $46.00 in a report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Imperva from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, November 6th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.37.

Shares of Imperva stock opened at $56.02 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $1.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -200.07 and a beta of 1.35. Imperva Inc has a 52 week low of $37.17 and a 52 week high of $57.65.

Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.25. The company had revenue of $91.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $89.24 million. Imperva had a negative net margin of 8.00% and a negative return on equity of 5.62%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Imperva Inc will post -1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Imperva

Imperva, Inc engages in the development, market, sale, and support of cyber security solutions that protect business critical data and applications in the cloud or on premises worldwide. The company's SecureSphere product line provides database, file, and Web application security in various data centers, including on-premises data centers, as well as in private, public, and hybrid cloud computing environments.

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