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NeoPhotonics Corp (NASDAQ:NPTN) CFO Ray Wallin bought 18,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 13th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $2.79 per share, with a total value of $51,615.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 18,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $51,615. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of NeoPhotonics Corp (NASDAQ:NPTN) traded down 3.24% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.69. 87,827 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NeoPhotonics Corp has a one year low of $2.20 and a one year high of $8.50. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $3.3 and a 200-day moving average of $5.57. The company’s market cap is $87.6 million.

NeoPhotonics Corp (NASDAQ:NPTN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported ($0.24) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by $0.04. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.11) earnings per share. Analysts expect that NeoPhotonics Corp will post $-0.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NPTN. Analysts at Piper Jaffray reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of NeoPhotonics Corp in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $4.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $5.00. Separately, analysts at Needham & Company LLC cut their price target on shares of NeoPhotonics Corp from $10.00 to $7.00 in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NeoPhotonics Corp in a research note on Tuesday, June 17th. They now have a $7.75 price target on the stock, down previously from $9.00. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. NeoPhotonics Corp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.81.

NeoPhotonics Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit (NASDAQ:NPTN)-based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks.

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