Red Hat Inc (RHT) is Upgraded by Pacific Crest to Overweight

Red Hat Inc (RHT) was Upgraded by Pacific Crest to ” Overweight”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Sector Weight ” on the company shares. Pacific Crest advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 14, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Red Hat Inc. Shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Mar 23, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 88 from a previous price target of $90 .Company shares were Reiterated by Drexel Hamilton on Mar 23, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 105 from a previous price target of $98 .Shares were Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets on Mar 7, 2016 to “Outperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 90 from a previous price target of $97 .

On the company’s financial health, Red Hat Inc reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Mar 22, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.47. The company had revenue of $544.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $537.50 million. The company’s revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 EPS.

Red Hat Inc closed down -0.96 points or -1.30% at $72.84 with 9,26,077 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $73.96, the shares hit an intraday low of $72.82 and an intraday high of $74.91 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

In a different news, on Jan 12, 2016, William S Kaiser (director) sold 18,972 shares at $80.15 per share price. According to the SEC, on Dec 23, 2015, Arun Oberoi (EVP, Global Sales & Service) sold 9,300 shares at $80.81 per share price. On Nov 9, 2015, Michael Cunningham (EVP, General Counsel) sold 5,000 shares at $80.78 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Red Hat Inc. is a provider of open source software solutions using a community-powered approach to develop and offer operating system virtualization middleware storage and cloud technologies. The Company employs an open source development model. The open source development model allows it to use the collective input resources and knowledge of a global community of contributors who can collaborate to develop maintain and enhance software because the human-readable source code for that software is publicly available and licenses permit modification. The Company distributes its software offerings under open source licenses that permit access to the software’s human-readable source code. The Company provides its software offerings primarily under annual or multi-year subscriptions as well as on-demand through cloud service providers.

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