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Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT) EVP Sells 23000 Shares of Stock

Nomura Holdings Inc. bought a new position in Proofpoint in the first quarter valued at about $394,000. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,503,427 shares of the software maker's stock valued at $304,204,000 after purchasing an additional 309,998 shares during the period. The stock increased 0.07% or $0.05 on September 15, reaching $74.75. About 643,055 shares traded or 49.11% up from the average. Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK) has risen 24.95% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.25% the S&P500. Below is a list of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) latest ratings and price target changes. The company has market cap of $3.98 billion. The stock increased 1.05% or $0.94 during the last trading session, reaching $90.42. Finally, Northland Securities restated a "buy" rating and issued a $100.00 target price on shares of Proofpoint in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. It has outperformed by 35.54% the S&P500.

Since March 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 16 sales for $17.65 million activity. Lee Robert Darren also sold $244,595 worth of Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) on Monday, May 1. The insider Knight David sold $277,351. Shares for $2.26M were sold by Auvil Paul R. III. Another trade for 31,300 shares valued at $2.34 million was made by Steele Gary on Friday, April 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.12, from 1.2 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 36 investors sold PFPT shares while 76 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. Schwab Charles Mgmt reported 0.01% stake. Illinois-based Northern Trust Corp has invested 0.01% in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT). Company's end of quarter revenue went up 36.0% compared with the same period in the prior year. brokerage firm analysts expect that Proofpoint to post $0.65 earnings per share for the financial year. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt holds 0% or 57 shares in its portfolio. 109,159 are owned by Nationwide Fund Advsrs. State Street Corp now owns 791,294 shares of the software maker's stock valued at $58,840,000 after purchasing an additional 25,368 shares during the last quarter. Creative Planning has an ownership of 2,232 stocks of the software maker's shares valued at $194,000 following purchasing an extra 154 shares through out the previous quarter, Legato Capital Management acquired a new position in stocks of Proofpoint in the 2nd period assessed at roughly $204,000. Blair William Il accumulated 5,469 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) for 103,020 shares. Raymond James Tru Na accumulated 16,904 shares. Us Bank & Trust De stated it has 0% in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT). Guardian Cap Advsr Ltd Partnership accumulated 7,730 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Strs Ohio holds 0% in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) or 4,500 shares. Moreover, Angelo Gordon And LP has 0.37% invested in Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) for 71,200 shares. Therefore 85% are positive. Proofpoint has a 12 month low of $68.04 and a 12 month high of $97.00. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.53, for a total value of $452,650.00. Proofpoint Inc had 66 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and twenty-one have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company was reinitiated on Tuesday, September 13 by Wunderlich. Citigroup maintained Proofpoint Inc (NASDAQ:PFPT) on Tuesday, July 19 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Friday, July 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, September 8. Proofpoint Inc had 65 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, June 29 the stock rating was maintained by Northland Capital with "Buy". The stock has "Buy" rating by DA Davidson on Wednesday, April 19.

Separately, Executive Vice President Tracey Newell unloaded 8,183 stocks of the firms shares in a trade that took place on Mon, Jul 17th.

Several other research firms have also recently commented on PFPT. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.06 EPS. Therefore 100% are positive. RBC Capital Markets maintained AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) rating on Monday, June 5. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, June 7. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was initiated by Macquarie Research with "Outperform". The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $98.91. The stock of AMETEK, Inc. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy". Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on Proofpoint from $95.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. They set an "outperform" rating and a $95.00 price objective on the stock. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Robert W. Baird on Friday, April 29.

Ascend Capital Llc decreased Autozone Inc (NYSE:AZO) stake by 18,379 shares to 2,500 valued at $1.98M in 2016Q4. Envestnet Asset Mngmt Inc holds 2,451 shares. Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT) was reduced too.

Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $5.24 million activity. Insiders have sold a total of 122,366 shares of company stock worth $10,807,274 in the last 90 days. $415,441 worth of AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) shares were sold by MONTGOMERY THOMAS M. $287,358 worth of AMETEK, Inc. 9,539 shares valued at $1.30M were sold by Lobo Kevin on Monday, May 1. (NYSE:AME) was sold by EGINTON WILLIAM D. Oscher Ronald J sold $319,166 worth of stock or 5,315 shares.



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