Media coverage about Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Premier earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8601040876451 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have issued reports on PINC shares. UBS AG reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (up previously from $34.00) on shares of Premier in a report on Thursday, May 25th. BidaskClub lowered Premier from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Bank of America Corporation raised their target price on Premier from $37.00 to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Premier from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of Premier in a report on Wednesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the stock. Premier has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.25.

Shares of Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) traded up 0.48% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $33.35. The stock had a trading volume of 623,601 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.72 and a beta of 0.46. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $35.18 and a 200-day moving average of $33.38. Premier has a 52 week low of $28.27 and a 52 week high of $36.50.

In other news, insider Durral R. Gilbert sold 82,861 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.11, for a total value of $2,909,249.71. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 145,261 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,100,113.71. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Craig S. Mckasson sold 10,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.84, for a total value of $374,530.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 74,505 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,595,754.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 184,710 shares of company stock worth $6,490,663 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 17.14% of the company’s stock.

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Premier Company Profile

Premier, Inc is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 United States hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations to transform healthcare. The Company operates healthcare group purchasing organizations and also provides integrated data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory services, performance improvement collaborative and other services.

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