National Vision (EYE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Vision earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2620823557325 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.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

National Vision (EYE) traded down $0.20 on Monday, reaching $32.64. The company had a trading volume of 266,208 shares, compared to its average volume of 416,562. National Vision has a twelve month low of $27.19 and a twelve month high of $33.88.

EYE has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on National Vision in a report on Monday, November 20th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Bank of America assumed coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Wells Fargo & Company set a $34.00 price target on National Vision and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group assumed coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. National Vision presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.67.

In related news, COO Raymond J. Mcallister bought 11,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $22.00 per share, for a total transaction of $246,400.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Patrick R. Moore bought 4,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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About National Vision

National Vision Holdings, Inc is an optical retail company. The Company is focused on offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. The Company’s segments include owned & host segment and legacy segment. The owned & host segment includes two owned brands, America’s Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores.

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