Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) Stock Price

News coverage about Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Safeguard Scientifics earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the asset manager an impact score of 45.6135080714513 out of 100, indicating 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:

Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) opened at $12.50 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $255.16, a P/E ratio of -2.78 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Safeguard Scientifics has a 52 week low of $10.65 and a 52 week high of $14.40.

SFE has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Safeguard Scientifics from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “mkt perform” rating and issued a $13.25 price objective on shares of Safeguard Scientifics in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Safeguard Scientifics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th.

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About Safeguard Scientifics

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc is engaged in providing capital to technology companies within the fields of healthcare, financial services and digital media. The Company holds interest in companies, which it refers to as partner companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held interests in 29 non-consolidated partner companies.

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