ING Groep NV Raises Holdings in Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE)

ING Groep NV boosted its position in shares of Viveve Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:VIVE) by 93.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 325,000 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 157,200 shares during the period. ING Groep NV owned approximately 1.67% of Viveve Medical worth $1,703,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new stake in shares of Viveve Medical in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $110,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new position in shares of Viveve Medical in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $151,000. Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new position in shares of Viveve Medical in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $169,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Viveve Medical in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $189,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new position in Viveve Medical during the 2nd quarter worth $190,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 67.02% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Viveve Medical from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Mizuho initiated coverage on Viveve Medical in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $10.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Cowen set a $11.00 price objective on shares of Viveve Medical and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Viveve Medical currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.40.

Viveve Medical, Inc. (VIVE) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $4.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 56,921 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,944. Viveve Medical, Inc. has a 52-week low of $3.75 and a 52-week high of $11.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.72, a current ratio of 3.89 and a quick ratio of 3.63.

Viveve Medical (NASDAQ:VIVE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.50) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.42) by ($0.08). Viveve Medical had a negative return on equity of 275.77% and a negative net margin of 257.58%. The business had revenue of $4.07 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.46) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 120.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Viveve Medical, Inc. will post -2.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Viveve Medical

Viveve Medical, Inc designs, develops, manufactures and markets a medical device, Geneveve, for the non-invasive treatment of vaginal laxity, for improved sexual function, and for vaginal rejuvenation. The Company’s, Geneveve, is a non-invasive solution for vaginal laxity, which includes three components: the Viveve System (a radio frequency (RF), generator housed in a table-top console), a reusable handpiece and a single-use treatment tip, as well as several other consumable accessories.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Viveve Medical (NASDAQ:VIVE)

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