News coverage about Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Datawatch earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.3686096647329 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on DWCH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Datawatch from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine upgraded Datawatch from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Datawatch in a research note on Monday, October 30th. TheStreet upgraded Datawatch from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Craig Hallum set a $18.00 price objective on Datawatch and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Datawatch has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.33.
Datawatch (DWCH) opened at $10.15 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $127.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of -46.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.36 and a beta of 1.11. Datawatch has a 12 month low of $6.70 and a 12 month high of $12.65.
Datawatch (NASDAQ:DWCH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The technology company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.02) by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $9.59 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.28 million. Datawatch had a negative return on equity of 3.81% and a negative net margin of 6.89%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Datawatch will post 0.07 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CFO James Eliason sold 16,156 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.91, for a total transaction of $160,105.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Michael Anthony Morrison sold 24,426 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.07, for a total value of $245,969.82. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 147,465 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,484,972.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 9.44% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Datawatch Company Profile
Datawatch Corporation is engaged in the design, development, marketing, distribution and support of business computer software primarily for the self-service data preparation and visual data discovery markets. The Company also provides services, including implementation and support of its software products, as well as training on their use and administration.
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