Shares of YuMe, Inc. (NYSE:YUME) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $3.17.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded YuMe from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 19th.

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Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in YuMe by 12.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 242,774 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $869,000 after buying an additional 27,066 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in YuMe by 37.9% in the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 246,282 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,007,000 after buying an additional 67,630 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in YuMe by 0.6% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 34,616 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $141,000 after buying an additional 207 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in YuMe by 9.0% in the first quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 51,606 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $211,000 after buying an additional 4,276 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Spark Investment Management LLC increased its stake in YuMe by 24.1% in the first quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 194,900 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $797,000 after buying an additional 37,900 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 38.71% of the company’s stock.

YuMe (NYSE YUME) traded up 2.59% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $4.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 274,362 shares. YuMe has a 1-year low of $3.11 and a 1-year high of $5.85. The firm’s market capitalization is $162.52 million. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.71 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.98.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th. YuMe’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -33.33%.

About YuMe

YuMe, Inc (YuMe) is an independent provider of multi-screen video advertising technology, connecting brand advertisers, digital media property owners and consumers of video content across a range of Internet-connected devices. The Company operating segments include Domestic and International. The Company offers advertising customers end-to-end marketing solutions by combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior.

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