Vetr Upgrades Akamai Technologies (AKAM) to Strong-Buy
Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a $71.78 price target on the technology infrastructure company’s stock. Vetr‘s price target points to a potential upside of 11.30% from the stock’s previous close.
A number of other analysts have also commented on the company. MKM Partners boosted their price target on Akamai Technologies to $84.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Akamai Technologies in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies lifted their target price on Akamai Technologies to $78.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on Akamai Technologies from $75.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Akamai Technologies from $62.00 to $72.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $68.95.
Shares of Akamai Technologies (AKAM) opened at $64.49 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $10,910.00, a PE ratio of 51.18, a PEG ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.70. Akamai Technologies has a twelve month low of $44.65 and a twelve month high of $69.56. The company has a quick ratio of 3.01, a current ratio of 2.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.
In other Akamai Technologies news, insider Rick M. Mcconnell sold 48,369 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.83, for a total transaction of $2,748,810.27. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 45,974 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,612,702.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Rick M. Mcconnell sold 2,743 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $150,865.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 37,010 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,035,550. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 61,112 shares of company stock worth $3,562,575. Company insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of AKAM. Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Akamai Technologies by 9.0% during the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 2,025 shares of the technology infrastructure company’s stock worth $101,000 after acquiring an additional 168 shares during the period. CenterStar Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Akamai Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $114,000. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Akamai Technologies during the second quarter worth approximately $117,000. Delpha Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Akamai Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $177,000. Finally, Wealth Architects LLC bought a new stake in shares of Akamai Technologies during the fourth quarter worth approximately $202,000. Institutional investors own 86.29% of the company’s stock.
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Akamai Technologies Company Profile
Akamai Technologies, Inc is engaged in providing cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing content and business applications over the Internet. The Company is involved in offering content delivery network (CDN) services. Its services include the delivery of content, applications and software over the Internet, as well as mobile and security solutions.
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