Media stories about Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, AlphaOne reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mercury Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 97 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY)

Shares of Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) traded down 0.10% on Friday, reaching $38.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 472,647 shares. Mercury Systems has a one year low of $21.52 and a one year high of $41.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion, a PE ratio of 66.22 and a beta of 0.42. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.33 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.09.

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The technology company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $107.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.54 million. Mercury Systems had a return on equity of 4.58% and a net margin of 6.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 62.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.25 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Mercury Systems will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on MRCY. Zacks Investment Research lowered Mercury Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on Mercury Systems to $48.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 20th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Mercury Systems in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Noble Financial restated a “hold” rating on shares of Mercury Systems in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co began coverage on Mercury Systems in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $48.00 price target on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $42.00.

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In other Mercury Systems news, insider Mark Aslett sold 9,600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.92, for a total transaction of $383,232.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 567,049 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $22,636,596.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael A. Daniels bought 2,683 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 28th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $37.31 per share, for a total transaction of $100,102.73. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 60,096 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,242,181.76. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 68,200 shares of company stock worth $2,719,188 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

Mercury Systems Company Profile

Mercury Systems, Inc is a commercial provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the United States. The Company’s solutions support a range of defense and intelligence programs. Its technologies include embedded processing modules and subsystems, radio frequency (RF) and microwave multi-function assemblies, as well as subsystems, and RF and microwave components.

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