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Dice Holdings (NYSE:DHX) Insider John Benson sold 25,000 shares of Dice Holdings stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.00, for a total transaction of $225,000.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 349,256 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,143,304. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Dice Holdings (NYSE:DHX) traded up 0.11% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $8.74. 765,524 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Dice Holdings has a 1-year low of $6.50 and a 1-year high of $9.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $7.66 and a 200-day moving average of $7.26. The company has a market cap of $469.1 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.05.

Dice Holdings (NYSE:DHX) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $66.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $62.70 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Dice Holdings will post $0.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on DHX. Analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Dice Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 8th. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Dice Holdings in a research note on Monday, May 12th. They set a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock.

Dice Holdings, Inc (NYSE:DHX) is a provider of specialized Websites focused on select professional communities.

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