Trading Report: The Advisory Board Co. (ABCO) CEO Sells $241,395.00 in Stock

The Advisory Board Co. (ABCO) CEO Sells $241,395.00 in Stock

The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ:ABCO) CEO Robert W. Musslewhite sold 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.89, for a total value of $241,395.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

The Advisory Board Co. (NASDAQ:ABCO) traded up 1.72% on Wednesday, reaching $43.76. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 243,435 shares. The Advisory Board Co. has a one year low of $18.87 and a one year high of $54.83. The stock’s market cap is $1.76 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $43.10 and a 200-day moving average of $37.20.

The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $198.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $196.49 million. The Advisory Board had a positive return on equity of 11.59% and a negative net margin of 10.21%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that The Advisory Board Co. will post $1.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays PLC raised their price objective on The Advisory Board from $41.00 to $44.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of The Advisory Board in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut The Advisory Board from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $45.00 target price on The Advisory Board and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG assumed coverage on The Advisory Board in a research note on Monday, June 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The Advisory Board currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.07.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ABCO. Raymond James & Associates increased its position in shares of The Advisory Board by 0.4% in the second quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 7,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $250,000 after buying an additional 28 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of The Advisory Board by 0.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 19,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $696,000 after buying an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of The Advisory Board by 0.6% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 50,804 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,798,000 after buying an additional 292 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of The Advisory Board by 16.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,263 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 455 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its position in shares of The Advisory Board by 13.8% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,856 shares of the company’s stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 708 shares during the last quarter.

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