Insider Buying: James Eliason Buys 8,500 Shares of Datawatch Stock (DWCH)
Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) CFO James Eliason acquired 8,500 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 27th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.48 per share, with a total value of $114,580.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 92,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,250,944. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.
DWCH has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Sidoti downgraded shares of Datawatch from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, April 11th. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Datawatch from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 20th. They now have a $30.70 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.18.
Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) traded up 0.52% on Tuesday, hitting $13.50. The stock had a trading volume of 230,487 shares. Datawatch has a 52-week low of $11.75 and a 52-week high of $38.70. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.13 and its 200-day moving average is $27.37. The company’s market cap is $144.7 million.
Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd. The company reported ($0.29) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.08. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.10) earnings per share. Analysts expect that Datawatch will post $-0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Datawatch Corporation is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and support of business computer software primarily for the operational reporting and data analysis, data integration, enterprise content management and business service management markets to allow organizations to access and analyze information in a more meaningful fashion.
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