Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Imperva (IMPV) Share Price

News headlines about Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Imperva earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 44.7116025614485 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Imperva (IMPV) opened at $46.10 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $1,568.04, a P/E ratio of 67.79 and a beta of 1.79. Imperva has a fifty-two week low of $37.17 and a fifty-two week high of $52.40.

Imperva (NASDAQ:IMPV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The software maker reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $91.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $91.11 million. Imperva had a net margin of 7.11% and a negative return on equity of 3.37%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.32 EPS. research analysts expect that Imperva will post -0.17 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have weighed in on IMPV. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Imperva in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Imperva from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Imperva in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Evercore ISI restated a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Imperva in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Imperva from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.14.

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Imperva Company Profile

Imperva, Inc provides cyber-security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications whether in the cloud or on premises. The Company is engaged in the development, marketing, sales, service and support of cyber-security solutions. The Company’s products include its Imperva SecureSphere Paltform, Imperva CounterBreach and Imperva Camouflage for enterprise data centers, and Imperva Incapsula offering for cloud-based security services.

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