Rosetta Stone Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (RST)

Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 1,337 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 1,264% compared to the average daily volume of 98 call options.

Shares of Rosetta Stone (RST) opened at $12.72 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $275.40, a P/E ratio of -30.28 and a beta of 0.80. Rosetta Stone has a 1-year low of $7.41 and a 1-year high of $13.67. The company has a current ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.36.

In related news, Director David Nierenberg sold 200,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.01, for a total transaction of $2,402,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 14.50% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Rosetta Stone by 177.5% during the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 11,632 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $125,000 after buying an additional 26,632 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $127,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in shares of Rosetta Stone by 882.4% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 12,143 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $126,000 after acquiring an additional 10,907 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $146,000. Finally, Alambic Investment Management L.P. purchased a new stake in shares of Rosetta Stone in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $247,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 72.13% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on RST. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rosetta Stone from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Rosetta Stone from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th.

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Rosetta Stone Company Profile

Rosetta Stone Inc (Rosetta Stone) offers personalized language and reading programs. The Company’s solutions are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and individuals around the world. Its segments include Enterprise & Education, which derives revenues from sales to educational institutions, corporations and government agencies worldwide, and Consumer, which derives revenue from sales to individuals and retail partners.

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