Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Pointer Telocation (PNTR) Stock Price

Media stories about Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pointer Telocation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.1904998143813 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on PNTR shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Roth Capital upgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 12th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, HC Wainwright restated a “buy” rating on shares of Pointer Telocation in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.80.

Shares of PNTR stock traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $15.25. The stock had a trading volume of 12,111 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,430. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Pointer Telocation has a twelve month low of $8.65 and a twelve month high of $19.65. The stock has a market cap of $118.49, a PE ratio of 13.62 and a beta of 0.90.

Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. Pointer Telocation had a net margin of 21.14% and a return on equity of 17.26%. The business had revenue of $18.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.14 million. equities analysts forecast that Pointer Telocation will post 1.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Pointer Telocation Company Profile

Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries, and other mobile tracking markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Cellocator, MRM, and Roadside Assistance (RSA). The Cellocator segment designs, develops, and manufactures MRM products comprising asset tracking; fleet management; and stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR) products consisting of remote monitoring and control solutions, such as installation in vehicles, command and control center products, and communication infrastructure products.

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