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Shares of NeuStar (NYSE:NSR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $37.78.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on NSR shares. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of NeuStar in a research note on Monday. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $37.00. Analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of NeuStar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 23rd.

NeuStar (NYSE:NSR) traded down 1.02% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $24.18. The stock had a trading volume of 1,099,695 shares. NeuStar has a 52-week low of $24.00 and a 52-week high of $57.29. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.08 and a 200-day moving average of $36.77. The company has a market cap of $1.457 billion and a P/E ratio of 9.89. NeuStar also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock traders acquired 5,838 put options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 159% compared to the average volume of 2,254 put options.

NeuStar (NYSE:NSR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 5th. The company reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.10. Analysts expect that NeuStar will post $3.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NeuStar, Inc is a provider of real-time information and analysis. The Company operates in three segments: carrier services, enterprise services and information services.

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