Investors are watching Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) ahead of the market open as shares are gapping down -8.31% with the stock currently sitting at $23.55.
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A gap is a space between prices that occurs when the price of a stock makes a move down or up when there is no trading happening in between.
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Recent Price History
Barracuda Networks, Inc. (NYSE:CUDA)’s performance this year to date is 20.11%. The stock has performed 5.54% over the last seven days, 6.58% over the last thirty, and 11.04% over the last three months. Over the last six months, Barracuda Networks, Inc.’s stock has been 9.53% and 7.07% for the year.
The simple moving average is the most common method used to calculate the moving average of prices. Barracuda Networks, Inc.’s 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -4.26%. Extending back, their 50-Day Simple Moving Average is -1.34%, looking even further back, their 200-Day Simple Moving Average stands at 2.28%.
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