Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact SAP (NYSE:SAP) Share Price

Media coverage about SAP (NYSE:SAP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SAP earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.9407634962541 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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A number of research firms have commented on SAP. DZ Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised SAP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Citigroup reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Desjardins upgraded SAP to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded SAP from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $104.00.

Shares of SAP opened at $105.36 on Friday. SAP has a 12 month low of $96.04 and a 12 month high of $116.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. The firm has a market cap of $129,435.19, a PE ratio of 24.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.12.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The software maker reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.33. The company had revenue of $8.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.99 billion. SAP had a return on equity of 17.33% and a net margin of 17.38%. analysts forecast that SAP will post 4.33 earnings per share for the current year.

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About SAP

SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).

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