Bankrate (RATE) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Bankrate (NYSE:RATE) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bankrate earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 43.615150719008 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Bankrate (RATE) opened at $14.00 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 2.39 and a current ratio of 2.39. The stock has a market cap of $1,260.00, a PE ratio of -56.00 and a beta of 1.64. Bankrate has a one year low of $8.55 and a one year high of $14.25.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Bankrate from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.00.

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Bankrate Company Profile

Bankrate, Inc is a publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. The Company provides consumers personal finance editorial content across multiple vertical categories, including mortgages, deposits, credit cards, senior care and other personal finance categories. The Company’s segments include Banking, Credit Cards, Senior Care and Other.

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