FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ:FEYE) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $-0.68 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $-0.8. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.12 creating a surprise factor of 15%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 100. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of -0.159. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.
In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $19.857 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $36 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $13. This is according to the 14 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.
In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 2.4. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 14 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 14, 6 have a Strong Buy rating and 0 are rating it a Buy.
FireEye, Inc. invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. Its technology approach represents a paradigm shift from how information technology (IT) security has been conducted since the earliest days of the information technology industry. The FireEye platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors, including Web, email, and files and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of its purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform is its virtual execution (MVX), engine, which identifies and protects against known and unknown threats that existing signature-based technologies are unable to detect.
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