Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) Share Price

News coverage about ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ExlService earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.1511531226126 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on EXLS. BidaskClub lowered ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Citigroup boosted their price objective on ExlService from $59.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $67.00 price target on shares of ExlService in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of ExlService in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $62.33.

ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) traded up $0.72 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $62.15. The company had a trading volume of 86,922 shares, compared to its average volume of 89,215. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.45, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.93 and a beta of 1.26. ExlService has a 52-week low of $44.25 and a 52-week high of $63.35. The company has a quick ratio of 3.81, a current ratio of 3.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.

ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.03. ExlService had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 9.94%. The firm had revenue of $192.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $191.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. ExlService’s quarterly revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that ExlService will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP Nalin Kumar Miglani sold 3,526 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.37, for a total transaction of $212,864.62. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 16,206 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.56, for a total value of $1,013,847.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 55,340 shares of company stock worth $3,427,555 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.

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About ExlService

ExlService Holdings, Inc is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

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