News coverage about QAD (NASDAQ:QADA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. QAD earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.7617316606748 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 news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
QADA opened at $45.20 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $837.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of -96.17 and a beta of 1.09. QAD has a 52 week low of $27.80 and a 52 week high of $50.35. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on QADA shares. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on QAD from $45.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded QAD from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 3rd. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on shares of QAD in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. BidaskClub upgraded QAD from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded QAD from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. QAD has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.00.
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QAD Inc provides enterprise software solutions for manufacturing companies in the automotive, life sciences, consumer products, food and beverage, high technology, and industrial products industries worldwide. The company offers QAD Enterprise Applications, an integrated suite of software applications, which support the core business processes.
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