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Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA) CMO Michael D. Perone sold 31,265 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.53, for a total value of $954,520.45. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 5,459,733 shares in the company, valued at approximately $166,685,648. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

CUDA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Topeka Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Barracuda Networks in a research note on Wednesday, June 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Bank of America upgraded shares of Barracuda Networks from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 25th. They now have a $39.50 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Barracuda Networks in a research note on Friday, April 4th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.69.

Shares of Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA) traded up 0.69% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $30.56. The stock had a trading volume of 137,207 shares. Barracuda Networks has a 52-week low of $18.63 and a 52-week high of $44.40. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $28.27 and its 200-day moving average is $31.37. The company’s market cap is $1.560 billion.

Barracuda Networks (NYSE:CUDA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $60.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.67 million. Barracuda Networks’s revenue was up 14.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Barracuda Networks will post $0.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Barracuda Networks, Inc (NYSE:CUDA) designs and delivers security and storage solutions.

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