Shares of Electronics for Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFII) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $53.33.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on EFII shares. TheStreet downgraded Electronics for Imaging from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley downgraded Electronics for Imaging from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub downgraded Electronics for Imaging from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Longbow Research downgraded Electronics for Imaging from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Electronics for Imaging from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th.

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In related news, CEO Guy Gecht sold 13,746 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.21, for a total value of $662,694.66. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 386,760 shares in the company, valued at $18,645,699.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders sold 50,176 shares of company stock valued at $2,399,183 in the last quarter. 1.88% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EFII. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in Electronics for Imaging by 101.4% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 195,857 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $9,280,000 after buying an additional 98,597 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Electronics for Imaging by 2.4% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 94,800 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,492,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Electronics for Imaging by 0.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,202,705 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $199,125,000 after buying an additional 34,640 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in Electronics for Imaging by 1.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 959,619 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $45,466,000 after buying an additional 15,801 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased its stake in Electronics for Imaging by 13.2% in the second quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 5,817 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $276,000 after buying an additional 678 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Electronics for Imaging (EFII) opened at 31.81 on Friday. Electronics for Imaging has a 12 month low of $25.54 and a 12 month high of $51.15. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $45.06 and a 200 day moving average price of $46.63. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.43 and a beta of 1.23.

Electronics for Imaging Company Profile

Electronics For Imaging, Inc is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services.

Analyst Recommendations for Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII)

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