Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) was upgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued to investors on Friday.

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

Shares of NSSC stock opened at $14.80 on Friday. Napco Security Technologies has a 1-year low of $7.90 and a 1-year high of $17.45. The stock has a market cap of $278.16 million, a P/E ratio of 35.36 and a beta of 0.35.

Napco Security Technologies (NASDAQ:NSSC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 4th. The industrial products company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $27.26 million for the quarter. Napco Security Technologies had a net margin of 8.34% and a return on equity of 12.75%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.17 earnings per share.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of NSSC. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in Napco Security Technologies in the second quarter worth about $149,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Napco Security Technologies in the second quarter worth about $212,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Napco Security Technologies in the first quarter worth about $240,000. North Star Investment Management Corp. acquired a new stake in Napco Security Technologies in the second quarter worth about $1,279,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in Napco Security Technologies by 3.5% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 263,500 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $3,860,000 after acquiring an additional 8,800 shares in the last quarter. 32.65% of the stock is 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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