Splunk Inc (SPLK) is Downgraded by Guggenheim to Neutral

Splunk Inc (SPLK) was Downgraded by Guggenheim to ” Neutral”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Buy ” on the company shares. Guggenheim advised their investors in a research report released on Oct 4, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Splunk Inc. Mizuho Initiated Splunk Inc on Sep 21, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $60.Splunk Inc was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Aug 26, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 19, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 70 from a previous price target of $60 .

On the company’s financial health, Splunk Inc reported $-0.02 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on May 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $-0.02. The company had revenue of $186.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $174.18 million. The company’s revenue was up 48.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $-0.01 EPS.

Splunk Inc opened for trading at $57.75 and hit $58.89 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $58.68, with a gain of 1.65% or 0.95 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 14,70,323 shares. Company has a market cap of $7,895 M.

In a different news, on Sep 21, 2016, Leonard R Stein (SVP, General Counsel & Sec.) sold 1,075 shares at $60.00 per share price. According to the SEC, on Sep 14, 2016, Godfrey Sullivan (director) sold 128,750 shares at $59.12 per share price. On Sep 14, 2016, Douglas Merritt (President and CEO) sold 6,155 shares at $58.10 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Splunk Inc. is a provider of software products that allow organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence by harnessing the value of their data. The Company’s products allow users to collect index search explore monitor and analyze data regardless of format or source. The Company’s products address diverse data sets referred to as big data and are specifically tailored for machine-generated data. The Company’s flagship product is Splunk Enterprise which is a machine data engine consisting of collection indexing search reporting analysis alerting and monitoring and data management capabilities. The Company’s Splunk Cloud service delivers the core functionalities of Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service. In addition the Company offers user behavioral analytics to help detect respond to and mitigate advanced hidden and insider threats.

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