ACI Worldwide (ACIW) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
Media coverage about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. ACI Worldwide earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.5781717246358 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- ACI Worldwide : Announces U.S. UP Immediate Payments Start UP ProgramSupporting The Clearing Houses New Real-time Payments System (4-traders.com)
- ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- ACI Worldwide, Inc. (ACIW) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.52 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- ACI WORLDWIDE, INC. : Regulation FD Disclosure (form 8-K) (4-traders.com)
- ACI Worldwide : Announces U.S. UP Immediate Payments Start UP Program—Supporting The Clearing House’s New Real-time Payments System (4-traders.com)
Shares of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ ACIW) traded up $0.36 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $22.83. The stock had a trading volume of 321,650 shares, compared to its average volume of 465,189. The stock has a market cap of $2,720.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.62 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. ACI Worldwide has a fifty-two week low of $17.58 and a fifty-two week high of $25.00.
ACIW has been the topic of several recent research reports. BidaskClub cut ACI Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, DA Davidson initiated coverage on ACI Worldwide in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $26.00.
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In other news, CEO Philip G. Heasley purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $21.32 per share, with a total value of $106,600.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director James Mcgroddy sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.07, for a total value of $692,100.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 88,896 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,050,830.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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