Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) was downgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, Stock Ratings Network.com reports.
The analysts wrote, “Riverbed Technology Incorporated (RVBD) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.”
A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on RVBD. Analysts at Lake Street Capital initiated coverage on shares of Riverbed Technology in a research note to investors on Tuesday, February 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Needham & Company upgraded shares of Riverbed Technology from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, February 19th. They now have a $27.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at RBC Capital cut their price target on shares of Riverbed Technology from $21.00 to $18.00 in a research note to investors on Monday, February 11th. They now have a “sector perform” rating on the stock.
One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-four have assigned a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Riverbed Technology currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.26.
Shares of Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) traded down 2.44% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $14.59. Riverbed Technology has a 52 week low of $13.30 and a 52 week high of $28.29. The stock’s 50-day moving average is currently $15.32. The company has a market cap of $2.383 billion and a P/E ratio of 45.32.
Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 7th. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.29. The company had revenue of $238.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $233.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Riverbed Technology will post $1.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD) has developed solutions to the fundamental problems associated with information technology (IT) performance across wide area networks (WANs).
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