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Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Traders acquired 5,014 put options on the stock, Stock Ratings reports. This is an increase of 235% compared to the average volume of 1,498 put options.

SPLK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald cut their price target on shares of Splunk from $99.00 to $83.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Cowen and Company upgraded shares of Splunk to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday. They now have a $55.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank cut their price target on shares of Splunk from $65.00 to $55.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $71.86.

Shares of Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) traded down 1.33% on Thursday, hitting $45.29. 3,755,104 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Splunk has a one year low of $39.35 and a one year high of $106.15. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $45.16 and its 200-day moving average is $58.94. The company’s market cap is $5.370 billion.

Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 28th. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $101.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $93.93 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.01) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 51.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Splunk Inc provides software products. The Company’s products enable users to collect, index, and search, explore, monitor and analyze data regardless of format or source.

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