MicroStrategy (MSTR) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. MicroStrategy earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.9812525114844 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of MicroStrategy traded up $1.87, hitting $137.70, during midday trading on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. The company had a trading volume of 1,865 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,311. The company has a market cap of $1.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.75 and a beta of 0.69. MicroStrategy has a 1-year low of $122.16 and a 1-year high of $196.35.

MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The software maker reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.29). The company had revenue of $123.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $120.74 million. MicroStrategy had a return on equity of 8.06% and a net margin of 0.88%. The company’s revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.28 EPS. analysts anticipate that MicroStrategy will post 1.11 earnings per share for the current year.

MSTR has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MicroStrategy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine downgraded MicroStrategy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded MicroStrategy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Finally, Mizuho reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 price target on shares of MicroStrategy in a report on Sunday, April 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. MicroStrategy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $153.20.

In other news, Director Robert H. Epstein sold 900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.17, for a total value of $118,053.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 900 shares in the company, valued at $118,053. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert H. Epstein sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.62, for a total transaction of $914,340.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 14,400 shares of company stock worth $1,877,188. 23.15% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy Incorporated provides enterprise software platforms worldwide. It offers MicroStrategy Analytics platform that delivers reports and dashboards, and enables users to conduct ad hoc analysis and share insights through mobile devices or the Web; MicroStrategy Server, which provides analytical processing and job management for various reporting, analysis, and monitoring applications; MicroStrategy Web, a primary reporting interface for analysts that offers interactive reporting, dashboarding, and analysis through a Web browser; and MicroStrategy Desktop, an on-premise and single-user tool for easy-to-use self-service visual data discovery.

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