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Marketo (NASDAQ:MKTO) CEO Phillip M. Fernandez sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.47, for a total transaction of $152,350.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 84,541 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,575,964. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Marketo (NASDAQ:MKTO) traded up 1.71% on Wednesday, hitting $30.30. The stock had a trading volume of 495,515 shares. Marketo has a 1-year low of $22.02 and a 1-year high of $45.00. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27. and a 200-day moving average of $29.6. The company’s market cap is $1.235 billion.

Marketo (NASDAQ:MKTO) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported ($0.17) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of ($0.30) by $0.13. The company had revenue of $36.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.97 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted ($0.49) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 60.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Marketo will post $-0.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

MKTO has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Marketo in a research note on Thursday, August 28th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Marketo in a research note on Tuesday, August 26th. They set a “buy” rating and a $49.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at First Analysis initiated coverage on shares of Marketo in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set an “overweight” rating on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Marketo has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.80.

Marketo, Inc (NASDAQ:MKTO) provides cloud-based marketing software platform that enables organizations to engage in modern relationship marketing.

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