Sonus Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:SONS) was the target of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 15th, there was short interest totalling 844,745 shares, a growth of 45.1% from the May 31st total of 582,288 shares. Approximately 1.7% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 383,233 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days.

Shares of Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS) opened at 7.56 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $7.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $6.82. The stock’s market capitalization is $374.39 million. Sonus Networks has a 12-month low of $5.51 and a 12-month high of $10.00.

Sonus Networks (NASDAQ:SONS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.09) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.13) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $53.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $52.11 million. Sonus Networks had a negative return on equity of 3.80% and a negative net margin of 8.07%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 9.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.03 EPS. Analysts predict that Sonus Networks will post $0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. PEAK6 Investments L.P. boosted its position in Sonus Networks by 69.1% in the first quarter. PEAK6 Investments L.P. now owns 18,265 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 7,465 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al purchased a new position in Sonus Networks during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $154,000. Trexquant Investment LP purchased a new position in Sonus Networks during the first quarter valued at approximately $161,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in Sonus Networks by 7.0% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 29,368 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 1,930 shares during the period. Finally, Royce & Associates LP purchased a new position in Sonus Networks during the first quarter valued at approximately $198,000. 65.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on SONS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sonus Networks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, April 29th. Benchmark Co. started coverage on Sonus Networks in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price objective on the stock. William Blair reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Sonus Networks in a research note on Monday, May 1st. B. Riley reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $6.75 price objective on shares of Sonus Networks in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Sonus Networks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sonus Networks has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.00.

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Sonus Networks Company Profile

Sonus Networks, Inc (Sonus) is a provider of networked solutions for communications service providers and enterprises to help them secure and unify their real-time communications infrastructures. The Company helps communications service providers and enterprises hold the session initiation protocol (SIP) and fourth generation (4G)/long term evolution (LTE)-based solutions, including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), voice over wireless fidelity (VoWiFi), video and unified communications (UC) by securing and enabling Internet Protocol (IP) networks.

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