Insider Selling: NetApp Director Sells 1,600 Shares of Stock (NTAP)
NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) Director Daniel J. Warmenhoven sold 1,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.54, for a total value of $66,464.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on NTAP shares. Analysts at Sterne Agee raised their price target on shares of NetApp from $34.00 to $35.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on shares of NetApp from $45.00 to $47.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Macquarie raised their price target on shares of NetApp from $38.00 to $41.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $41.19.
Shares of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) traded up 0.17% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $40.9901. 375,279 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. NetApp has a 1-year low of $33.34 and a 1-year high of $45.96. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $38.46 and a 200-day moving average of $37.51. The company has a market cap of $13.260 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.66.
NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 13th. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.49 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.47 billion. Analysts expect that NetApp will post $3.00 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.165 per share. This represents a $0.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 8th.
NetApp, Inc (NASDAQ:NTAP) is a provider of storage systems and data management solutions for information technology (IT) infrastructures.
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