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Shares of Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the thirteen analysts that are covering the stock, AmericanBankingNews.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $64.88.

In other Akamai Technologies news, Insider Rick M. Mcconnell unloaded 2,500 shares of Akamai Technologies stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.00, for a total transaction of $150,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AKAM. Analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Akamai Technologies in a research note on Thursday, July 31st. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $47.50. Analysts at Macquarie upgraded shares of Akamai Technologies from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 24th. They now have a $70.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $59.00.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) opened at 60.89 on Wednesday. Akamai Technologies has a 52 week low of $43.74 and a 52 week high of $63.15. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $59.27 and a 200-day moving average of $57.55. The company has a market cap of $10.848 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.24.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $476.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $472.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.46 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Akamai Technologies will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Akamai Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) provides content delivery and cloud infrastructure services for the delivery of content and applications over the Internet.

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