FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) Receiving Very Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) have trended very positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FireEye earned a daily sentiment score of 0.62 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information security company an impact score of 90 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

FireEye (NASDAQ FEYE) traded up 0.86% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $14.01. The stock had a trading volume of 3,463,949 shares. FireEye has a one year low of $10.35 and a one year high of $16.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $15.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $13.51. The firm’s market cap is $2.55 billion.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The information security company reported ($0.26) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.39) by $0.13. The company had revenue of $185.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $176.39 million. FireEye had a negative return on equity of 26.21% and a negative net margin of 46.37%. The business’s revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.33) EPS. On average, analysts predict that FireEye will post ($0.21) earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc assumed coverage on shares of FireEye in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of FireEye in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Vetr cut shares of FireEye from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.31 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of FireEye from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.97.

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In related news, EVP Alexa King sold 69,884 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.46, for a total value of $1,010,522.64. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 428,733 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,199,479.18. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

FireEye Company Profile

FireEye, Inc provides intelligence-based cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber-attacks. The Company offers various products, such as Threat Detection and Prevention Solutions, which include network security products (NX and Multi-vector Virtual Execution (MVX) Compute Node Series), e-mail security products (EX Series and e-mail threat prevention cloud (ETP), endpoint security products (HX Series) and content security products (FX Series); security management and orchestration products, which include Central Management System and FireEye Security Orchestrator, and forensics and investigation products, which include Threat Analytics Platform (TAP), Malware Analysis (AX Series) and Enterprise Forensics (PX Series and IA Series).

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