Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect International Speedway Corporation (ISCA) Stock Price

Media stories about International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. International Speedway Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8811416216534 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of International Speedway Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of International Speedway Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $31.00 price target (up from $30.00) on shares of International Speedway Corporation in a report on Monday, October 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. International Speedway Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.50.

Shares of International Speedway Corporation (ISCA) opened at $40.15 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 2.41 and a quick ratio of 2.41. International Speedway Corporation has a 1-year low of $32.25 and a 1-year high of $40.90. The company has a market cap of $1,760.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.27 and a beta of 1.11.

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 5th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.03. International Speedway Corporation had a net margin of 10.07% and a return on equity of 5.05%. The business had revenue of $131.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $128.82 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.03 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that International Speedway Corporation will post 1.59 EPS for the current year.

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