Acxiom (ACXM) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acxiom earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.0929029926077 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

ACXM has been the topic of several recent research reports. TheStreet raised Acxiom from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Acxiom in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Acxiom from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of Acxiom in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 target price on shares of Acxiom in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $34.00.

Shares of Acxiom (ACXM) opened at $28.77 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.21, a current ratio of 2.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Acxiom has a 1-year low of $21.80 and a 1-year high of $29.75. The company has a market capitalization of $2,243.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 239.75, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 9.78 and a beta of 1.25.

Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.20. Acxiom had a return on equity of 2.77% and a net margin of 1.14%. The business had revenue of $234.87 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.36 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Acxiom will post 0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Acxiom

Acxiom Corporation (Acxiom) is a technology and enablement services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Marketing Services, Audience Solutions, and Connectivity. The Company’s Marketing Services segment helps clients to unify data at individual level. The Audience Solutions segment helps clients to validate the accuracy of their people-based data, enhance it with additional insight and keep it up to date, enabling clients to reach desired audiences with relevant messages.

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