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Exa Corp (NYSE:EXA) VP Jean-Paul Roux bought 2,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 17th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.44 per share, for a total transaction of $18,880.00. Following the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 132,539 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,251,168. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EXA shares. Analysts at Canaccord Genuity cut their price target on shares of Exa Corp from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Friday, May 30th. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Exa Corp from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 27th. They now have a $8.90 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Robert W. Baird cut their price target on shares of Exa Corp from $17.00 to $15.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.68.

Exa Corp (NYSE:EXA) opened at 10.29 on Friday. Exa Corp has a 52 week low of $8.45 and a 52 week high of $16.42. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $9.40 and its 200-day moving average is $12.51. The company’s market cap is $141.5 million.

Exa Corp (NYSE:EXA) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 29th. The company reported ($1.25) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $1.21. The company had revenue of $13.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.94 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.02) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Exa Corp will post $-1.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Exa Corporation (NYSE:EXA) is engaged in developing, selling and supporting simulation software and services that vehicle manufacturer’s use.

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