Shares of Nice Ltd (NASDAQ:NICE) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $145.25.

A number of research firms have commented on NICE. Oppenheimer set a $119.00 target price on shares of American Express and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Wedbush restated a “hold” rating and set a $1.00 target price on shares of Regulus Therapeutics in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. JMP Securities raised their target price on shares of Nice from $140.00 to $164.00 and gave the stock a “market outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, May 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. set a €8.75 ($10.17) target price on shares of Commerzbank and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th. Finally, Barclays decreased their target price on shares of Waters from $218.00 to $210.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 24th.

NASDAQ NICE traded up $1.10 on Friday, reaching $147.06. 9,742 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 167,687. Nice has a one year low of $100.54 and a one year high of $146.89. The firm has a market cap of $8.89 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.19, a PEG ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 0.75. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $139.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 1.31 and a quick ratio of 1.31.

Nice (NASDAQ:NICE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 16th. The technology company reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.27. Nice had a net margin of 11.63% and a return on equity of 10.83%. The company had revenue of $377.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $375.18 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Nice will post 4.39 earnings per share for the current year.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in NICE. Financial Gravity Wealth Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Nice during the first quarter valued at approximately $26,000. Liberty Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Nice during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $27,000. Pinnacle Bank raised its position in shares of Nice by 44.5% during the second quarter. Pinnacle Bank now owns 315 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $43,000 after buying an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Zions Bancorporation N.A. bought a new stake in shares of Nice during the first quarter valued at approximately $53,000. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Nice during the first quarter valued at approximately $96,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 45.92% of the company’s stock.

Nice Company Profile

NICE Ltd. provides enterprise software solutions worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Customer Engagement, and Financial Crime and Compliance. The Customer Engagement segment offers platform and solutions that empower businesses to deliver consistent and personalized experience across the customer journey, and optimize business performance and ensure compliance.

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