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Red Hat Inc (RHT) Earnings, Guidance Blow Away Expectations

Red Hat Inc (RHT) Earnings, Guidance Blow Away Expectations”

Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC now owns 2,429 shares of the open-source software company's stock worth $233,000 after buying an additional 93 shares in the last quarter. Checking in on some other ratios, the company has a Price to Cash Flow ratio of 15.489423, and a current Price to Earnings ratio of 24.942704. That's a potential 3.76 gain from where (NYSE:RHT) has been trading recently.

Red Hat's share price was up almost 5 percent in late trading. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Red Hat in a report on Friday, June 23rd. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of VG or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Mizuho lowered their target price on Red Hat from $109.00 to $96.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. They presently have a $94.00 target price on the open-source software company's stock.

Shares of Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) hit a new 52-week high after hours Monday, after the software maker reported excellent 2Q:FY18 results and served up a stronger than expected 3Q:FY18 sales outlook, combined with raised guidance for FY:18.

In terms of earnings per share, 29 analysts have a 0.70 EPS mean target for the quarter ending Nov-17, for the quarter ending Feb-17, 27 analysts have a 0.61 EPS mean target and for the quarter ending Feb-17 there are 28 estimates of 2.27 EPS. Red Hat had a net margin of 10.54% and a return on equity of 22.84%. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $0.55 EPS.

The biggest institutional shareholders in Red Hat, Inc. include T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. which owns 27 million shares in the company valued at $2.30 B million.

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In other Red Hat news, CEO James M. Whitehurst sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.70, for a total value of $1,148,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 422,873 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $40,468,946.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. After a recent check, it is observed that the insiders for the firm now own 0.50% shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund purchased a new stake in shares of Red Hat during the fourth quarter worth $405,000.

The company's subscription revenue, mainly consisting of its RHEL technologies, was up 20 percent at $637.6 million. Finally, FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Red Hat by 3.3% in the first quarter. Finally, RB Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Red Hat by 2.6% during the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 6,919 shares of the open-source software company's stock worth $598,000 after purchasing an additional 70 shares in the last quarter.



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