Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) CEO Josh Silverman purchased 64,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.67 per share, with a total value of $1,002,880.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 64,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,002,880. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) traded up 0.32% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $15.90. The stock had a trading volume of 3,342,981 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $14.83 and its 200-day moving average is $12.56. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.76 billion. Etsy, Inc. has a 1-year low of $9.41 and a 1-year high of $16.05.

Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The specialty retailer reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.06. Etsy had a positive return on equity of 3.83% and a negative net margin of 3.16%. The company had revenue of $101.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $101.14 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.06) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Etsy, Inc. will post $0.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its position in Etsy by 83.7% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 32,139 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $342,000 after buying an additional 14,639 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in Etsy by 263.8% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 27,160 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $289,000 after buying an additional 19,694 shares during the period. Algert Global LLC bought a new position in Etsy during the first quarter worth $301,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in Etsy by 70.6% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,533,634 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $16,303,000 after buying an additional 634,855 shares during the period. Finally, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Etsy by 2.2% in the first quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. now owns 404,290 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock worth $4,298,000 after buying an additional 8,805 shares during the period. 69.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Etsy from $13.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on Etsy from $12.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Etsy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Roth Capital set a $14.00 price objective on Etsy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $13.50 price objective (up previously from $9.50) on shares of Etsy in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.33.

Etsy Company Profile

Etsy, Inc (Etsy) operates a marketplace where people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy goods. The Company offers a range of seller services and tools that help entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses. The Company’s community includes Etsy sellers, Etsy buyers, Etsy employees, its partners and investors.

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