Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) has been given an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $12.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post ($0.56) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Rosetta Stone an industry rank of 152 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rosetta Stone from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 30th.

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Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $140,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $164,000. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $166,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its stake in Rosetta Stone by 119.5% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 22,174 shares of the company’s stock worth $172,000 after buying an additional 12,074 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. purchased a new stake in Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $219,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) remained flat at $7.96 on Wednesday. The company had a trading volume of 21,150 shares. The firm’s market cap is $174.98 million. Rosetta Stone has a one year low of $6.17 and a one year high of $9.22. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $8.61 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.84.

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported ($0.41) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.67) by $0.26. Rosetta Stone had a negative net margin of 17.48% and a negative return on equity of 129.51%. The business had revenue of $45.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.93 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.38) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Rosetta Stone will post ($1.94) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Rosetta Stone Company Profile

Rosetta Stone Inc (Rosetta Stone) offers personalized language and reading programs. The Company’s solutions are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and individuals around the world. Its segments include Enterprise & Education, which derives revenues from sales to educational institutions, corporations and government agencies worldwide, and Consumer, which derives revenue from sales to individuals and retail partners.

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