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Shares of Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.75.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on FII shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of Federated Investors in a research note on Tuesday. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Federated Investors in a research note on Thursday, August 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Federated Investors in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $33.00.

In other Federated Investors news, CFO Thomas R. Donahue unloaded 60,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.54, for a total transaction of $1,832,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) traded up 0.32% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.13. 11,163 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Federated Investors has a one year low of $25.50 and a one year high of $31.48. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $29.5 and its 200-day moving average is $29.10. The company has a market cap of $3.138 billion and a P/E ratio of 21.55.

Federated Investors (NYSE:FII) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $213.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $213.13 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. Federated Investors’s revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Federated Investors will post $1.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Federated Investors, Inc(NYSE:FII)is a provider of investment management products and related financial services.

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