Wageworks (WAGE) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Wageworks (NYSE:WAGE) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Wageworks earned a media sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 43.2769779040022 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Wageworks (NYSE WAGE) opened at $46.35 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,912.46, a P/E ratio of 39.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Wageworks has a fifty-two week low of $38.40 and a fifty-two week high of $80.50.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. TheStreet lowered Wageworks from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wageworks from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Wageworks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.67.

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Wageworks Company Profile

WageWorks, Inc is engaged in administering Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs). The Company administers CBDs, including pre-tax spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts (HSAs), health and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), and Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs), as well as Commuter Benefit Services, including transit and parking programs, wellness programs, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) and other employee benefits.

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