Shares last traded at $13.60 which is significantly higher than $12.13, the stock’s 50 day moving average and a tad higher than the 200 day moving average of $13.18. The 50 day moving average was up by +12.14% whereas the 200 day moving average was up $0.42 or +3.17%. 391K shares changed hands on Tuesday. Trading volume was up 99.61% over the stocks average daily volume.
Traders are more bearish on VASCO Data Security Internation of late if you put credence in the uptick in short interest. The stock had a rise in short interest from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017 of 10.46%. Short interest increased 68,551 over that timeframe. With short interest at 723,645 and short average daily volume at 166,732, the short-interest ratio is 4.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.02% on October 13.
VASCO Data Security Internation (NASDAQ:VDSI) has been the object of insider selling activity recently. T. Kendall Hunt, Director disclosed the sale of 5,809 shares of VDSI stock. The shares were sold on September 28th for an average price of $11.53. Hunt now owns $85,059,104 of the stock according to the SEC filing. T. Kendall Hunt, Director let go of $441,860 worth of shares at a price of $12.55 on Wed the 11th. Hunt now owns $92,141,987 of stock per an SEC filing yesterday.
T. Kendall Hunt, Director sold $254,435 worth of shares at a price of $12.12 on October 17th. That brings the Director’s holdings to $88,445,688 as reported to the SEC.
Additionally, here are a few investment firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (VDSI). Bank Of Montreal /can/ downsized its investment by shedding 556 shares a decrease of 91.7% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Bank Of Montreal /can/ owns 50 shares worth $1,000. The value of the position overall is down by 88.9%. As of quarter end Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.v. had acquired a total of 35,000 shares growing its holdings by 21.2%. The value of the investment in VASCO Data Security Internation went from $2,368,000 to $2,410,000 increasing 1.8% for the reporting period.
Nationwide Fund Advisors divested its position by selling 973 shares a decrease of 4.6%. Nationwide Fund Advisors claims 20,151 shares with a value of $243,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 19.8%. First Trust Advisors Lp cut its ownership by selling 86,812 shares a decrease of 45.0% as of 09/30/2017. First Trust Advisors Lp controls 106,143 shares valued at $1,279,000. The value of the position overall is down by 53.8%.
The most current P/E ratio is 87.74 and the market value is 541.24M. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $0.16 and is expected to be $0.09 for the current year with 39,797,000 shares now outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is estimated at $0.04 with next year’s EPS projected to be $0.21.
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VASCO), launched on July 15, 1997, 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. The Business’s solutions secure access to data, assets, and applications for global enterprises; provide tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications, and facilitate digital transactions involving the signing, sending, and managing of documents. The Company also provides tools for application developers to integrate security functions into their Web-based and mobile applications. The Company facilitates digital transactions involving the signing, sending and managing of documents..