Noteworthy Short Interest Filing: Vasco Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) Has Increase in Shorts

November 18, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Noteworthy Short Interest Filing: Vasco Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) Has Increase in Shorts

The stock of Vasco Data Security International (NASDAQ:VDSI) registered an increase of 2.53% in short interest. VDSI’s total short interest was 2.78 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 2.53% from 2.71M shares, reported previously. With 189,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 15 days to cover their VDSI’s short positions. The short interest to Vasco Data Security International’s float is 9.34%. The stock last traded at $14.85 per share. It is down 12.85% since April 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.28% the S&P500.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. is an information technology (IT) security firm that designs, develops and markets security solutions that secure and manage access to digital assets, protect and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The company has a market cap of $590.96 million. The Company’s primary product and service lines include Host System products, which are typically a component of an organization’s IT infrastructure and Client Authenticators, which are devices used by end users for authentication. It has a 65.63 P/E ratio. VASCO also offers additional product and service lines, including three categories of solutions; Developer Tools, which are typically used by organizations developing mobile applications; Risk Analysis Products, which are used to identify and mitigate the risk of fraud, and e-signature solutions, which are used to sign, send, and mange documents.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.65 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 1.25 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 17 funds sold all VASCO Data Security International, Inc. shares owned while 43 reduced positions. 24 funds bought stakes while 51 increased positions. They now own 19.15 million shares or 2.45% more from 18.69 million shares in 2016Q1.
Nicholas Inv Prtn Lp holds 113,155 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Jane Street Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in the company for 15,334 shares. Blackrock Institutional Tru Na accumulated 0% or 744,324 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsrs has 34,209 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Ladenburg Thalmann Ser accumulated 0% or 3,559 shares. Fin Architects holds 0% or 600 shares in its portfolio. Ls Inv Ltd Llc holds 0% of its portfolio in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) for 967 shares. Moreover, Private Capital Limited Com has 2.44% invested in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) for 1.02M shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, a Louisiana-based fund reported 13,200 shares. Ameriprise Financial holds 0% or 335,076 shares in its portfolio. Great West Life Assurance Can last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Herald Mgmt Limited has 200,000 shares for 1.37% of their US portfolio. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Ltd Co accumulated 0.01% or 45,590 shares. Us Natl Bank De last reported 4,052 shares in the company. Moreover, Swiss Commercial Bank has 0% invested in VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) for 54,700 shares.

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering VASCO Data Security (NASDAQ:VDSI), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. VASCO Data Security has been the topic of 7 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Dougherty & Company maintained the shares of VDSI in a report on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 6 by Sidoti. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 29 with “Buy”. The stock of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 29 by Dougherty & Company. Zacks downgraded VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) on Wednesday, August 12 to “Buy” rating. The rating was downgraded by Dougherty & Company on Wednesday, October 19 to “Neutral”. Sidoti maintained the shares of VDSI in a report on Thursday, June 23 with “Buy” rating.

VDSI Company Profile

VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VASCO), incorporated on July 15, 1997, is an information technology (IT) security firm that designs, develops and markets security solutions that secure and manage access to digital assets, and facilitate transactions online, via mobile devices, and in-person. The Firm provides two-factor authentication and electronic signature solutions to financial institutions. The Company’s solutions provide access to data, assets and applications for global enterprises. The Firm also provides tools for application developers to integrate security functions into their Web and mobile applications. The Firm facilitates digital transactions involving the signing, sending and managing of documents. The Company’s security solutions include both open standards and proprietary solutions.

More recent VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Why VASCO Data Security International, Inc. Fell 22% in October” on November 11, 2016. Also Fool.com published the news titled: “Why VASCO Data Security International Inc. Gained 13% in April” on May 09, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Earnings Reaction History: Vasco Data Security International Inc, 28.6% Follow …” with publication date: July 28, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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