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Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) EVP Mark S. Kopaskie sold 4,300 shares of Universal Electronics stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.75, for a total transaction of $231,125.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 13,075 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $702,781. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

UEIC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Dougherty & Co raised their price target on shares of Universal Electronics from $47.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Avondale Partners upgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 15th. Finally, analysts at B. Riley downgraded shares of Universal Electronics from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a $45.75 price target on the stock, down previously from $47.00. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.58.

Shares of Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) opened at 54.47 on Thursday. Universal Electronics has a 52 week low of $30.01 and a 52 week high of $55.13. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $50.15 and a 200-day moving average of $43.04. The company has a market cap of $855.2 million and a P/E ratio of 32.62.

Universal Electronics (NASDAQ:UEIC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 7th. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $146.32 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $145.26 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.47 earnings per share. Universal Electronics’s revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Universal Electronics will post $2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Universal Electronics Inc develops and manufactures a line of pre-programmed universal wireless remote control products, audio-video accessories, and software that are marketed for home entertainment systems.

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