Splunk (SPLK) : Traders are bullish on Splunk (SPLK) as it has outperformed the S&P 500 by a wide margin of 8.28% in the past 4 weeks. The bullishness in the stock continues even in the near-term as the stock has returned an impressive 6.74%, relative to the S&P 500. The stock has continued its bullish performance both in the near-term and the medium-term, as the stock is up 6.8% in the last 1 week, and is up 9.4% in the past 4 weeks. Buying continues as the stock moves higher, suggesting a strong appetite for the stock.
The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 6.39% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 10.13%. Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK): stock turned positive on Friday. Though the stock opened at $63.52, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $64.41 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $62.96 and closed the trading day at $64.23, in the green by 1.23%. The total traded volume for the day was 1,314,327. The stock had closed at $63.45 in the previous days trading.
The company Insiders own 3% of Splunk shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -24.49% . Institutional Investors own 97.5% of Splunk shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -29.44%. Also, Major Brokerage house, Morgan Stanley maintains its ratings on Splunk (NASDAQ:SPLK). In the latest research report, Morgan Stanley raises the target price from $58 per share to $74 per share. According to the latest information available, the shares are now rated Overweight by the analysts at the agency. The rating by the firm was issued on August 8, 2016.
Splunk Inc. is a provider of software products that allow organizations to gain real-time operational intelligence by harnessing the value of their data. The Companys products allow users to collect, index, search, explore, monitor and analyze data regardless of format or source. The Companys products address diverse data sets referred to as big data and are specifically tailored for machine-generated data. The Companys flagship product is Splunk Enterprise, which is a machine data engine, consisting of collection, indexing, search, reporting, analysis, alerting, and monitoring and data management capabilities. The Companys Splunk Cloud service delivers the core functionalities of Splunk Enterprise as a cloud service. In addition, the Company offers user behavioral analytics to help detect, respond to and mitigate advanced, hidden and insider threats.