Shareholder returns and stock trends
On September 29, 2015, Barracuda Networks (CUDA) showed a decline of -7.25% in the trailing twelve-month period and decline of -11.33% in the trailing one-month period. The share price of the firm saw a decline of -15.80% in the trailing five-day period.
By comparison, Barracuda’s peer companies Cisco Systems (CSCO), Juniper Networks (JNPR), and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) showed increases of 1.99%, 0.83%, and 6.82%, respectively, in the trailing five-day period.
On September 29, 2015, the last trading price of Barracuda was at $23.55. The firm was trading at 12.87%, 12.19%, and 28.14% below its 20-day, 50-day, and 100-day moving averages of $27.03, $26.82, and $32.77, respectively.
MACD and RSI
A company’s MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. The 14-day MACD for VASCO Data Security International (VDSI) was 0.03, which shows an upward trading trend as the figure is positive.
The 14-day RSI (relative strength index) for VASCO was 35, which shows that the stock is neither oversold nor overbought. If a company’s RSI is above 70, it indicates that its stock is overbought, while an RSI figure of below 30 suggests that its stock has been oversold.
Out of 18 analysts covering Barracuda’s stock, 17 have issued a “buy” recommendation, zero have issued a “sell” recommendation, and one has issued a “hold” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the firm is $41.21, with a median target estimate of $40.50. Barracuda is thus trading at a discount of 41.85% with respect to its median target—presumably an attractive buy at current levels.