Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

According to Zacks, “Rosetta Stone Inc., based in Arlington, Va, is a leading provider of technology-based language learning solutions consisting of software, online services and audio practice tools, primarily under the Rosetta Stone brand. Rosetta Stone offers its self-study language learning solutions in 31 languages. Its customers include individuals, educational institutions, armed forces, government agencies and corporations. Rosetta Stone, Inc. also provides an online peer-to-peer practice environment, known as SharedTalk, at, where registered language learners meet for language exchange to practice their foreign language skills. As the leading language-learning software in the world, Rosetta Stone makes learning a new language second nature. Millions of learners in more than 150 countries have already used the company’s software to gain the confidence that comes with truly knowing a new language. “

Shares of Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) traded down 3.91% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $8.11. 62,081 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50 day moving average is $8.51 and its 200 day moving average is $7.93. The stock’s market capitalization is $178.27 million. Rosetta Stone has a 1-year low of $6.17 and a 1-year high of $9.22.

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

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RST. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $140,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $164,000. American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $166,000. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of 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 during the period. Finally, Emerald Acquisition Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone during the second quarter worth about $219,000. 72.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Rosetta Stone

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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