New York State Common Retirement Fund lessened its stake in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) by 56.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 70,034 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 90,015 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.18% of VASCO Data Security International worth $1,005,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in VASCO Data Security International by 158.6% in the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 43,993 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $631,000 after purchasing an additional 26,983 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in VASCO Data Security International by 18.5% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 21,124 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $303,000 after purchasing an additional 3,295 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in VASCO Data Security International by 5.7% in the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 280,096 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,020,000 after purchasing an additional 15,140 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in VASCO Data Security International by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 117,239 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,682,000 after purchasing an additional 3,510 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in VASCO Data Security International by 4.1% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 58,589 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $841,000 after purchasing an additional 2,306 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 51.48% of the company’s stock.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ VDSI) opened at $13.45 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $550.33, a PE ratio of 32.62, a P/E/G ratio of 3.91 and a beta of 1.27.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by $0.05. VASCO Data Security International had a return on equity of 6.25% and a net margin of 4.53%. The firm had revenue of $51.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $48.17 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.09 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that VASCO Data Security International, Inc. will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director T Kendall Hunt sold 11,560 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.30, for a total transaction of $130,628.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 7,394,539 shares in the company, valued at approximately $83,558,290.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders have sold a total of 254,550 shares of company stock worth $3,104,011 in the last quarter. Insiders own 25.44% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.33.

About VASCO Data Security International

VASCO Data Security International, Inc designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI)

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