Verint Systems Inc. ($VRNT) Stock | Shares Plummet On Poor Earnings Numbers

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Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT)

 

 

Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT), a solutions and value added services company yesterday reported their fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results. Verint reported fourth quarter earnings of $0.90 per share which fell short of analyst expectations of $1.16 per share. Verint reported that revenues were down 10.7% year over year to $281.8 million which fell short of analyst expectations of $318.09 million.   

 

Verint Systems Inc. CEO’s Comments

“Despite under performance in Security Intelligence in Q4, we believe the need for sophisticated security intelligence solutions remains strong and the emerging market headwinds are temporary. In the current year, we expect growth in Enterprise Intelligence and longer-term, as emerging markets improve, we expect Security Intelligence to return to growth as well,” said Dan Bodner, CEO and President.  Business Wire

 

VRNT Technical Analysis

VRNT Chart

VRNT opened trading yesterday at $34.75 and closed trading at $35.19. After closing VRNT dropped down to $30.99, equivalent to a 12% decrease from the closing price. Taking a look at the daily chart we can see the last time VRNT traded below this price level was on February 12th when it traded at $30.69. Taking a closer look at the daily chart we can see that VRNT has been on a steady decline dating back to June 3rd, 2015 when it traded at its 52 week high price of $66.45. VRNT has a float of 61.32 million shares and traded over 2.5 times the normal daily trading volume on Tuesday. For trading purposes, I would like to see VRNT open up trading on Wednesday below $32. If it does I would be looking to take a short position at the bell. My stop loss would be $0.25 from my entry position, fearing anything above that and the stock will look to fill in the gap down.

 

Company Profile

Verint Systems Inc. provides actionable intelligence solutions and value-added services worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Enterprise Intelligence Solutions, Communications and Cyber Intelligence Solutions, and Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions. The Enterprise Intelligence Solutions segment provides engagement, speech, text, and desktop and process analytics; enterprise feedback, case, knowledge, email and whitemail, quality, customer communities, workforce, and performance management; identity authentication and fraud detection, and employee desktop; Web self-service; live chat and co-browse; social engagement; recording; and eLearning and coaching solutions. The Communications and Cyber Intelligence Solutions segment offers cyber security threat protection; network, tactical, Web, cloud, and open source intelligence; and service provider compliance solutions. The Video and Situation Intelligence Solutions segment provides situational awareness platform, enterprise video management software, video analytics, edgeVMS, and public safety media recorder solutions. The company also offers a range of customer services, including implementation and training, consulting and managed, and maintenance support services, as well as mobile device tracking solutions for security applications. It serves government, law enforcement, transportation, critical infrastructure, and commercial organizations; and financial services, retail, and telecommunications service provider industries. The company sells its solutions through its direct sales team; and through indirect channels, such as distributors, systems integrators, value-added resellers, and original equipment manufacturer partners. Verint Systems Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Melville, New York.  Yahoo Finance

 

 

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