Evercore ISI Analysts Give Imperva (IMPV) a $56.00 Price Target

Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) has been assigned a $56.00 target price by Evercore ISI in a research note issued on Friday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the software maker’s stock. Evercore ISI’s price target indicates a potential upside of 25.70% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also weighed in on IMPV. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Imperva from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies lowered Imperva from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $42.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley restated an “underweight” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of Imperva in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of Imperva in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Imperva from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $52.57.

Shares of Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) traded up $2.50 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $44.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 216,665 shares, compared to its average volume of 281,396. The company has a market capitalization of $1,471.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 165.27 and a beta of 1.79. Imperva has a 1-year low of $37.17 and a 1-year high of $52.40.

Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The software maker reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $91.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $91.11 million. Imperva had a negative return on equity of 8.52% and a net margin of 3.04%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Imperva will post -0.52 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of IMPV. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Imperva during the third quarter worth $134,000. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in Imperva during the third quarter worth $136,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. lifted its holdings in Imperva by 18.7% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,940 shares of the software maker’s stock worth $141,000 after acquiring an additional 464 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank bought a new stake in Imperva during the second quarter worth $206,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. bought a new stake in Imperva during the second quarter worth $223,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.61% 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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