Stock Traders Buy High Volume of Five9 Call Options (NASDAQ:FIVN)

Five9, Inc. (NASDAQ:FIVNGet Rating) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 8,504 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,115% compared to the typical daily volume of 384 call options.

In related news, CRO Daniel P. Burkland sold 2,891 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.47, for a total value of $284,676.77. Following the sale, the executive now directly owns 125,164 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,324,899.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Scott Welch sold 3,676 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.85, for a total transaction of $367,048.60. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 30,887 shares in the company, valued at $3,084,066.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 34,604 shares of company stock worth $3,595,862 in the last three months. 2.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Pictet Asset Management SA increased its stake in Five9 by 41,717.0% during the 4th quarter. Pictet Asset Management SA now owns 1,826,985 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $250,882,000 after purchasing an additional 1,822,616 shares in the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Five9 by 388.0% in the 4th quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 1,968,379 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $270,298,000 after buying an additional 1,564,988 shares during the last quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC purchased a new position in shares of Five9 in the 4th quarter worth about $191,622,000. Sylebra Capital Ltd purchased a new stake in Five9 during the fourth quarter valued at about $177,296,000. Finally, Scge Management L.P. lifted its holdings in Five9 by 175.4% during the first quarter. Scge Management L.P. now owns 1,223,000 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $135,019,000 after purchasing an additional 778,928 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.89% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on FIVN. Truist Financial decreased their price objective on Five9 from $210.00 to $150.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 24th. Canaccord Genuity Group cut their price objective on Five9 from $200.00 to $125.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 24th. KeyCorp cut their price objective on Five9 from $208.00 to $155.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 24th. Jefferies Financial Group dropped their price target on Five9 from $130.00 to $125.00 in a research report on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, StockNews.com began coverage on Five9 in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They issued a “sell” rating for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $162.00.

Shares of FIVN opened at $88.38 on Wednesday. Five9 has a 12 month low of $80.52 and a 12 month high of $211.68. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $100.24 and a 200 day simple moving average of $113.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -81.08 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a current ratio of 3.40, a quick ratio of 3.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.44.

Five9 (NASDAQ:FIVNGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The software maker reported ($0.34) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.30) by ($0.04). Five9 had a negative net margin of 11.43% and a negative return on equity of 24.00%. The company had revenue of $182.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $170.87 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.08) earnings per share. Five9’s revenue for the quarter was up 32.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Five9 will post -0.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Five9, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides cloud software for contact centers in the United States and internationally. The company offers virtual contact center cloud platform that delivers a suite of applications, which enables the breadth of contact center-related customer service, sales, and marketing functions.

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