Equities analysts expect that Imperva Inc (NYSE:IMPV) will post sales of $74.29 million for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Imperva’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $74.09 million to $74.65 million. Imperva posted sales of $57.87 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 28.4%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, July 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Imperva will report full year sales of $74.29 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $320.00 million to $322.90 million. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report sales of $380.66 million per share, with estimates ranging from $369.00 million to $388.00 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Imperva.

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The software maker reported ($0.29) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.62) by $0.33. Imperva had a net margin of 31.92% and a return on equity of 36.67%. The company had revenue of $72.31 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $68.16 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.25) earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 21.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

IMPV has been the topic of several recent research reports. Evercore ISI reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Imperva in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Susquehanna Bancshares Inc initiated coverage on Imperva in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. They set a “positive” rating and a $60.00 price objective on the stock. TheStreet upgraded Imperva from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. BidaskClub lowered Imperva from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Imperva from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.29.

Imperva (NYSE:IMPV) traded down 2.38% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $49.30. 398,770 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s market cap is $1.65 billion. Imperva has a 1-year low of $34.40 and a 1-year high of $57.24. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $49.32 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.70.

In other Imperva news, CRO Michael D. Mooney sold 52,356 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.51, for a total value of $2,487,433.56. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now owns 52,356 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,487,433.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Amichai Shulman sold 3,089 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.70, for a total value of $150,434.30. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 100,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,877,353.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 60,302 shares of company stock valued at $2,875,861. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in IMPV. North Run Capital LP boosted its stake in Imperva by 999.3% in the first quarter. North Run Capital LP now owns 750,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $30,788,000 after buying an additional 681,772 shares during the period. Clearbridge Investments LLC boosted its stake in Imperva by 47.0% in the first quarter. Clearbridge Investments LLC now owns 1,262,507 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $51,826,000 after buying an additional 403,809 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Imperva by 8,392.3% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 200,927 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $8,248,000 after buying an additional 198,561 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec acquired a new stake in Imperva during the first quarter valued at $7,192,000. Finally, Bank of Nova Scotia acquired a new stake in Imperva during the first quarter valued at $7,184,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.72% of the company’s stock.

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About Imperva

Imperva, Inc provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company is engaged in the development, marketing, sales, service and support of cyber-security solutions. The Company’s products include its Imperva SecureSphere Paltform, Imperva CounterBreach and Imperva Camouflage for enterprise data centers, and Imperva Incapsula offering for cloud-based security services.

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