Media stories about Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.3624143266068 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
FICO has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Fair Isaac in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Fair Isaac from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Fair Isaac from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th.
Fair Isaac (NYSE FICO) traded down $0.14 during trading on Thursday, reaching $158.22. 134,600 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 125,929. Fair Isaac has a 1 year low of $119.54 and a 1 year high of $160.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09. The firm has a market cap of $4,706.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.26 and a beta of 1.26.
Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.17 by $0.48. The business had revenue of $253.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac had a net margin of 13.76% and a return on equity of 30.03%. Fair Isaac’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.28 EPS. equities analysts expect that Fair Isaac will post 3.68 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total transaction of $752,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at $3,198,629.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Joanna Rees purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $152.00 per share, for a total transaction of $456,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,989 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $758,328. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.
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Fair Isaac Company Profile
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.
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