ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds
News stories about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACI Worldwide earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 77 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Form 4 ACI WORLDWIDE, INC. For: Jul 01 Filed by: Behrens Scott W (streetinsider.com)
- Omni-Channel Payments Strategy is Critical to Creating a Seamless Customer Experience, According to Nearly 8 in 10 Global Merchants (finance.yahoo.com)
- Planet Payment, ACI Worldwide launch SecurePlus (greensheet.com)
- BRIEF-Planet Payment, ACI Worldwide launch Unionpay International’s Secureplus (reuters.com)
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ ACIW) opened at 21.92 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 66.22 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a 50-day moving average of $22.89 and a 200 day moving average of $21.04. ACI Worldwide has a 1-year low of $15.11 and a 1-year high of $23.97.
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The technology company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.11. The company had revenue of $231.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $217.24 million. ACI Worldwide had a net margin of 3.80% and a return on equity of 7.34%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.01) earnings per share. Analysts predict that ACI Worldwide will post $0.47 EPS for the current year.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ACI Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. TheStreet cut shares of ACI Worldwide from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, May 5th. BidaskClub cut shares of ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of ACI Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.33.
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ACI Worldwide Company Profile
ACI Worldwide, Inc develops, markets, installs and supports a line of software products and services primarily focused on facilitating electronic payments. The Company also distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, both in domestic and international markets.
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