SAP (SAP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about SAP (NYSE:SAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. SAP earned a media sentiment score of 1.07 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the software maker an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted SAP’s analysis:

SAP stock opened at $102.91 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The company has a market cap of $127.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.99, a PEG ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 1.27. SAP has a 12-month low of $98.83 and a 12-month high of $127.16.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The software maker reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.99 billion. SAP had a return on equity of 17.64% and a net margin of 17.57%. The business’s revenue was up 7.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.01 EPS. Sell-side analysts expect that SAP will post 4.29 earnings per share for the current year.

SAP has been the subject of several research analyst reports. DZ Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Friday, November 23rd. UBS Group upgraded SAP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SAP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 12th. Finally, ValuEngine cut SAP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. SAP presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.89.

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About SAP

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution that enables businesses to manage data from various sources; SAP Cloud Platform, which enables businesses to connect and integrate applications; SAP BW/4HANA, a data warehouse solution; SAP Leonardo, a system that enables customers to make business sense and opportunity of disruptive technologies; and SAP Analytics Cloud, which leverages the intersection of business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics.

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