Conning Inc. Sells 7763 Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK)

BlackRock logo Conning Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 11.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,767 shares of the asset manager’s stock after …

BlackRock logoConning Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) by 11.5% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 59,767 shares of the asset manager’s stock after selling 7,763 shares during the period. Conning Inc.’s holdings in BlackRock were worth $30,703,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in BLK. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in BlackRock by 8.6% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 68,737 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $30,732,000 after buying an additional 5,451 shares during the period. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. bought a new position in BlackRock during the third quarter worth about $222,000. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA boosted its position in BlackRock by 33.0% during the fourth quarter. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 899 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $462,000 after purchasing an additional 223 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP boosted its position in BlackRock by 66.6% during the second quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 1,096 shares of the asset manager’s stock worth $463,000 after purchasing an additional 438 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of BlackRock by 9.7% in the third quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 357,800 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $159,969,000 after acquiring an additional 31,600 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.37% of the company’s stock.

In other BlackRock news, Director Ryan Stork sold 7,136 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $543.50, for a total value of $3,878,416.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Deryck C. Maughan bought 3,861 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 17th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $573.44 per share, with a total value of $2,214,051.84. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,265 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,033,241.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 19,311 shares of company stock valued at $10,255,887. 1.86% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Shares of BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) traded up $0.96 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $543.56. 483,460 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 752,019. BlackRock, Inc. has a 1 year low of $368.00 and a 1 year high of $594.52. The company has a market cap of $87,150.00, a PE ratio of 23.66, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a current ratio of 2.89, a quick ratio of 2.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09.

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 12th. The asset manager reported $6.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $5.94 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $3.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.33 billion. BlackRock had a net margin of 39.79% and a return on equity of 12.54%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $5.14 EPS. equities research analysts expect that BlackRock, Inc. will post 28.5 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th will be given a $2.88 dividend. This represents a $11.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 6th. This is a positive change from BlackRock’s previous quarterly dividend of $2.50. BlackRock’s payout ratio is currently 43.54%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Citigroup downgraded shares of BlackRock from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $625.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $555.00 price target (up from $535.00) on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Argus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $620.00 price target (up from $520.00) on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Jefferies Group lifted their price target on shares of BlackRock to $565.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $680.00 price target on shares of BlackRock in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $547.92.

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BlackRock, Inc (BlackRock) is an investment management company. BlackRock provides a range of investment and risk management services to institutional and retail clients worldwide. Its diverse platform of active (alpha) and index (beta) investment strategies across asset classes enables the Company to tailor investment outcomes and asset allocation solutions for clients.

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Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. Trims Position in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC)

Intel logo Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. cut its stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 14.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the … In other Intel news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 889,878 shares of Intel stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th.

Intel logoStratos Wealth Partners LTD. cut its stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 14.5% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 180,855 shares of the chip maker’s stock after selling 30,688 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD.’s holdings in Intel were worth $6,887,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. grew its stake in shares of Intel by 0.4% in the second quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 7,785 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $263,000 after acquiring an additional 29 shares in the last quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Intel by 0.3% in the second quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC now owns 26,264 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $886,000 after acquiring an additional 67 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Stockton grew its stake in shares of Intel by 0.4% in the second quarter. Bank of Stockton now owns 16,321 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $550,000 after acquiring an additional 72 shares in the last quarter. Marathon Capital Management grew its stake in shares of Intel by 0.7% in the second quarter. Marathon Capital Management now owns 10,986 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $371,000 after acquiring an additional 80 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sonata Capital Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Intel by 0.9% in the second quarter. Sonata Capital Group Inc. now owns 11,846 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $400,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. 67.74% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Intel news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 889,878 shares of Intel stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total value of $39,323,708.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Venkata S. M. Renduchintala sold 17,946 shares of Intel stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.07, for a total transaction of $880,610.22. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,536 shares in the company, valued at approximately $75,371.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 932,755 shares of company stock valued at $41,387,752. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on INTC shares. Roth Capital lifted their price objective on shares of Intel from $43.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Intel in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of Intel in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Intel in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective on shares of Intel in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirty have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.33.

Shares of Intel Co. (INTC) traded down $0.38 on Wednesday, hitting $45.94. 27,496,146 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 35,700,000. The firm has a market cap of $214,450.00, a PE ratio of 14.68, a P/E/G ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 1.69 and a quick ratio of 1.29. Intel Co. has a 12 month low of $33.23 and a 12 month high of $50.85.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The chip maker reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.22. The business had revenue of $17.05 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.34 billion. Intel had a net margin of 27.64% and a return on equity of 27.01%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.79 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Intel Co. will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This is a boost from Intel’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. Intel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 38.34%.

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Intel Company Profile

Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG).

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. Cuts Holdings in Intel Co. (INTC)

Intel logo Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. cut its stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 1.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the … In related news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 8,659 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th.

Intel logoSumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. cut its stake in Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) by 1.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 14,379,700 shares of the chip maker’s stock after selling 263,910 shares during the quarter. Intel makes up approximately 0.8% of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest holding. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. owned approximately 0.31% of Intel worth $547,579,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Intel by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 7,785 shares of the chip maker’s stock worth $263,000 after buying an additional 29 shares during the last quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC increased its holdings in Intel by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC now owns 26,264 shares of the chip maker’s stock valued at $886,000 after purchasing an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Stockton increased its holdings in Intel by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Stockton now owns 16,321 shares of the chip maker’s stock valued at $550,000 after purchasing an additional 72 shares during the last quarter. Marathon Capital Management increased its holdings in Intel by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Marathon Capital Management now owns 10,986 shares of the chip maker’s stock valued at $371,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sonata Capital Group Inc. increased its holdings in Intel by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. Sonata Capital Group Inc. now owns 11,846 shares of the chip maker’s stock valued at $400,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. 67.74% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Intel Co. (NASDAQ:INTC) traded down $0.38 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $45.94. 27,496,146 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 35,700,000. The firm has a market cap of $214,450.00, a PE ratio of 14.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.69. Intel Co. has a 52-week low of $33.23 and a 52-week high of $50.85.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The chip maker reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.22. The company had revenue of $17.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.34 billion. Intel had a net margin of 27.64% and a return on equity of 27.01%. The business’s revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.79 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Intel Co. will post 3.52 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This is an increase from Intel’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. Intel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.34%.

Several research firms have commented on INTC. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $34.00 price target on shares of Intel and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on shares of Intel from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Intel in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Vetr cut shares of Intel from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.51 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Intel in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and thirty have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.33.

In related news, CEO Brian M. Krzanich sold 8,659 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.40, for a total transaction of $427,754.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 263,382 shares in the company, valued at $13,011,070.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Navin Shenoy sold 716 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.25, for a total transaction of $35,263.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 21,135 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,040,898.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 932,755 shares of company stock worth $41,387,752. 0.08% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Intel Company Profile

Intel Corporation is engaged in designing and manufacturing products and technologies, such as the cloud. The Company’s segments are Client Computing Group (CCG), Data Center Group (DCG), Internet of Things Group (IOTG), Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), Intel Security Group (ISecG), Programmable Solutions Group (PSG), All Other and New Technology Group (NTG).

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Advisor Partners LLC Invests $219000 in ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS)

WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in shares of ANSYS in the 2nd quarter valued at about $243,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 331,081 shares of the software maker’s stock valued …

ANSYS logoAdvisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 1,356 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $219,000.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in shares of ANSYS in the 2nd quarter valued at about $243,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of ANSYS by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 331,081 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $40,284,000 after purchasing an additional 32,962 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its stake in shares of ANSYS by 9.2% during the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 39,373 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,834,000 after acquiring an additional 3,321 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of ANSYS by 12.1% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 21,172 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $2,598,000 after acquiring an additional 2,290 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Tredje AP fonden raised its stake in shares of ANSYS by 49.3% during the 3rd quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 32,900 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $4,038,000 after acquiring an additional 10,860 shares in the last quarter. 95.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several research analysts recently commented on ANSS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of ANSYS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Citigroup upped their price objective on shares of ANSYS from $125.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $155.00 price objective (up from $130.00) on shares of ANSYS in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Evercore ISI reissued a “hold” rating and set a $113.00 price target on shares of ANSYS in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $114.00 price target (down from $136.00) on shares of ANSYS in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. ANSYS has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $128.91.

In related news, VP Richard S. Mahoney sold 8,527 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.84, for a total value of $152,121.68. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Mark Hindsbo sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $151.70, for a total transaction of $758,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 40,566 shares of company stock valued at $5,303,960. Insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) traded down $4.27 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $163.54. 731,807 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 511,807. ANSYS, Inc. has a 52-week low of $99.31 and a 52-week high of $169.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,880.00, a PE ratio of 51.43 and a beta of 1.07.

ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The software maker reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.04. ANSYS had a net margin of 26.01% and a return on equity of 13.67%. The company had revenue of $302.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $290.66 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share. ANSYS’s revenue was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that ANSYS, Inc. will post 3.58 EPS for the current year.

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ANSYS, Inc (ANSYS) develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors.

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BTC Capital Management Inc. Decreases Holdings in NVIDIA Co. (NVDA)

NVIDIA logo BTC Capital Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 58.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,343 shares of the computer …

NVIDIA logoBTC Capital Management Inc. decreased its holdings in shares of NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ:NVDA) by 58.1% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,343 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock after selling 3,252 shares during the period. BTC Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in NVIDIA were worth $450,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Welch Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of NVIDIA in the third quarter valued at about $104,000. Country Trust Bank raised its holdings in shares of NVIDIA by 490.0% in the fourth quarter. Country Trust Bank now owns 590 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the last quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. raised its holdings in shares of NVIDIA by 67.3% in the fourth quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 634 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $123,000 after purchasing an additional 255 shares during the last quarter. Edge Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of NVIDIA by 98.8% in the third quarter. Edge Advisors LLC now owns 835 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $149,000 after purchasing an additional 415 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of NVIDIA by 11.5% in the second quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,176 shares of the computer hardware maker’s stock valued at $153,000 after purchasing an additional 121 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 61.46% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts have recently commented on NVDA shares. Needham & Company LLC increased their target price on shares of NVIDIA to $300.00 in a report on Friday, February 9th. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on shares of NVIDIA to $253.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Jefferies Group increased their target price on shares of NVIDIA from $230.00 to $240.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Rosenblatt Securities increased their target price on shares of NVIDIA from $180.00 to $250.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $225.00 target price (up previously from $190.00) on shares of NVIDIA in a report on Friday, November 10th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, twenty-four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. NVIDIA presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $210.97.

NVIDIA Co. (NASDAQ NVDA) traded down $7.57 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $241.51. 22,310,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,210,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 8.03 and a quick ratio of 7.34. NVIDIA Co. has a one year low of $95.17 and a one year high of $251.97. The company has a market capitalization of $146,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.00, a P/E/G ratio of 3.82 and a beta of 1.43.

NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The computer hardware maker reported $1.72 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.16 by $0.56. NVIDIA had a net margin of 31.36% and a return on equity of 45.02%. The company had revenue of $2.91 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.67 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.13 earnings per share. NVIDIA’s revenue was up 34.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that NVIDIA Co. will post 6.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.25%. NVIDIA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 12.42%.

In related news, Director James C. Gaither sold 40,359 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $245.67, for a total value of $9,914,995.53. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Persis Drell sold 606 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.07, for a total transaction of $119,424.42. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 26,104 shares in the company, valued at $5,144,315.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 58,443 shares of company stock valued at $14,010,937 over the last 90 days. 5.17% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About NVIDIA

Nvidia Corporation focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI). The Company’s operates through two segments: GPU and Tegra Processor. The Company’s GPU product brands are aimed at specialized markets, including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users.

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