Renaissance Technologies LLC Has $5.76 Million Position in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI)

Renaissance Technologies LLC decreased its position in shares of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) by 11.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 426,900 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 55,400 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC owned approximately 1.07% of VASCO Data Security International worth $5,763,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Comerica Bank boosted its stake in shares of VASCO Data Security International by 5.8% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 32,071 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $476,000 after buying an additional 1,763 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of VASCO Data Security International by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 669,462 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $9,134,000 after buying an additional 25,603 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of VASCO Data Security International by 9.0% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 518,929 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $7,083,000 after buying an additional 42,890 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in shares of VASCO Data Security International by 13.2% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 32,779 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $447,000 after buying an additional 3,832 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its position in shares of VASCO Data Security International by 4.3% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 16,110 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $220,000 after buying an additional 660 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 47.85% of the company’s stock.

Shares of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) traded up 0.41% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 136,722 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $13.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.66. VASCO Data Security International, Inc. has a 1-year low of $12.05 and a 1-year high of $19.30. The company has a market capitalization of $487.51 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 79.03 and a beta of 1.38.

VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $45.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.87 million. VASCO Data Security International had a net margin of 3.45% and a return on equity of 6.06%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.15 EPS. On average, analysts predict that VASCO Data Security International, Inc. will post $0.07 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on VDSI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub cut VASCO Data Security International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. ValuEngine upgraded VASCO Data Security International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Imperial Capital assumed coverage on VASCO Data Security International in a report on Monday, June 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of VASCO Data Security International in a report on Monday, April 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. VASCO Data Security International has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.33.

In other VASCO Data Security International news, CEO T Kendall Hunt sold 19,744 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.83, for a total transaction of $273,059.52. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 7,661,730 shares in the company, valued at approximately $105,961,725.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 203,850 shares of company stock worth $2,766,543 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 25.88% of the company’s stock.

VASCO Data Security International Company Profile

VASCO Data Security International, Inc designs, develops and markets digital solutions for identity, security and business productivity that protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Company provides anti-fraud and digital transaction management solutions to financial institutions and other businesses.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI)

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