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BlackBerry turning things around thanks to record software sales

30 September 2017

Shares of BlackBerry traded up 13% early Wednesday to $10.43, with a consensus analyst price target of $9.74 and a 52-week range of $6.65 to $11.74. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, September 22 report. They expect $-0.61 earnings per share, down 3.39% or $0.02 from last year's $-0.59 per share. The number of shares now owned by investors are 21.32 mln. But, more interestingly, for the positive earnings beats, BBRY's stock price has continued to move in the same direction 30-60 days after the announcements. BlackBerry Limited has a 1-year low of $6.65 and a 1-year high of $11.74. Over the past month the firm's stock is 175.86%, 21.21% for the last quarter, -11.60% for the past six-months and -31.03% for the previous year.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). They now have a C$10.00 price objective on the stock.

Shares of BlackBerry (BB) traded up 7.23% on Friday, hitting $13.94. Avago Technologies Limited had 134 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company has a 50-day moving average of $9.05 and a 200-day moving average of $9.24.

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The company reported its EPS on 5/30/2017. This gauge is crucial in determining whether investors are moved toward the direction of buying more of the stock, or else doing the contradictory side and selling more of the stock. The last close places the company's stock about $8.81 off its 52 week high of $79.91 and $46.69 above the 52 week low of $24.41.

Shares of BlackBerry in NY were up as much as 17.3% to US$10.83 in intraday trading. Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. The switch from a smartphone maker to a software and services-related company seems to be panning out for the business. The original version of this article can be viewed at https://www.equitiesfocus.com/2017/09/29/blackberry-limited-bbry-receives-average-rating-of-hold-from-brokerages.html.

BlackBerry Limited is involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of wireless solutions for the mobile communications market. "In our licensing businesses, we have a growing pipeline of opportunities with our BlackBerry Secure software and our IP portfolio".

BlackBerry turning things around thanks to record software sales