Brocade Communications Systems (BRCD) was Initiated by DA Davidson to “Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $12. DA Davidson advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 4, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Brocade Communications Systems. Company shares were Reiterated by Wunderlich on Aug 26, 2016 to “Hold”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 11 from a previous price target of $9 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 22, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 11 from a previous price target of $10 .Shares were Downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Jul 14, 2016 to ” Underperform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 8 from a previous price target of $10 .
On the company’s financial health, Brocade Communications Systems reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on May 19, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.22. The company had revenue of $523.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $523.37 million. The company’s revenue was down -4.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 EPS.
Brocade Communications Systems opened for trading at $9.13 and hit $9.285 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $9.23, with a gain of 0.87% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 67,67,805 shares. Company has a market cap of $3,700 M.
In a different news, on Sep 16, 2016, Ellen Odonnell (SVP & General Counsel) sold 7,500 shares at $9.00 per share price. According to the SEC, on Aug 23, 2016, Gale E. England (COO and SVP Operations) sold 10,000 shares at $10.19 per share price. On Mar 30, 2016, Daniel W Fairfax (SVP and CFO) sold 12,000 shares at $10.23 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. (Brocade) is a supplier of networking equipment including end-to-end Internet Protocol-based Ethernet networking solutions and storage area networking solutions for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes including global enterprises and service providers such as telecommunication firms cable operators and mobile carriers. Brocade offers networking hardware and software products and services. Its products and services are marketed sold and supported globally to end-user customers through distribution partners including original equipment manufacturers distributors systems integrators value-added resellers and directly to end-users by the Brocade direct sales force. The Company operates in four segments: Data Storage Global Services IP Layer 2-3 and IP Layer 4-7/ Application Delivery Products.