Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $16.67.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. Dougherty & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Rosetta Stone in a research report on Tuesday, June 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Rosetta Stone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. ValuEngine raised Rosetta Stone from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Lake Street Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target (up previously from $14.00) on shares of Rosetta Stone in a research report on Monday, March 19th. Finally, TheStreet raised Rosetta Stone from a “d-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th.

Shares of Rosetta Stone opened at $16.03 on Thursday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Rosetta Stone has a 1-year low of $8.70 and a 1-year high of $16.85. The company has a current ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 0.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.11. The firm has a market cap of $366.52 million, a P/E ratio of -69.70 and a beta of 0.56.

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 9th. The software maker reported ($0.23) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.40) by $0.17. The business had revenue of $42.81 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.50 million. equities research analysts forecast that Rosetta Stone will post -1.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Rosetta Stone news, Director David Nierenberg sold 150,000 shares of Rosetta Stone stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.55, for a total transaction of $2,482,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. EAM Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone in the 4th quarter valued at about $2,598,000. Virtu Financial LLC acquired a new position in shares of Rosetta Stone in the 4th quarter valued at about $322,000. Spark Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Rosetta Stone by 54.1% in the 4th quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 84,600 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $1,054,000 after buying an additional 29,700 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Rosetta Stone by 1.6% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 853,670 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $10,646,000 after buying an additional 13,803 shares during the period. Finally, AXA lifted its holdings in shares of Rosetta Stone by 31.3% in the 4th quarter. AXA now owns 36,069 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $450,000 after buying an additional 8,600 shares during the period. 73.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based learning products in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Literacy, E&E Language, and Consumer Language. The company develops, markets, and supports a suite of language-learning, literacy, and brain fitness solutions consisting of Web-based software subscriptions, perpetual software products, online and professional services, audio practice products, and mobile applications.

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