Media headlines about ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ExlService Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3443282662857 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ExlService Holdings (EXLS) traded down 0.243% on Friday, hitting $55.465. 80,999 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $55.83 and a 200-day moving average of $50.37. The stock has a market cap of $1.87 billion, a PE ratio of 28.141 and a beta of 1.30. ExlService Holdings has a 52-week low of $42.00 and a 52-week high of $59.84.

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $189.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $185.65 million. ExlService Holdings had a net margin of 9.53% and a return on equity of 14.34%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.55 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that ExlService Holdings will post $2.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

EXLS has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective (up from $50.00) on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ExlService Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective (up from $48.00) on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Tuesday, May 23rd. Needham & Company LLC raised their price objective on shares of ExlService Holdings from $56.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of ExlService Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $59.80.

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In other news, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 43,337 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.03, for a total transaction of $2,384,835.11. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, COO Pavan Bagai sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.45, for a total transaction of $308,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 67,581 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,477,042.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 82,142 shares of company stock worth $4,454,220 over the last three months. 5.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

ExlService Holdings Company Profile

ExlService Holdings, Inc is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS)

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