News coverage about IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. IHS Markit earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1459372959944 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on shares of IHS Markit from $41.00 to $40.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of IHS Markit from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. William Blair lowered shares of IHS Markit from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. UBS AG dropped their price target on shares of IHS Markit from $45.00 to $44.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price target on shares of IHS Markit from $50.00 to $49.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. IHS Markit has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.46.

Shares of IHS Markit (NASDAQ INFO) traded up $0.16 during trading on Friday, hitting $43.62. 3,879,743 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,271,814. The firm has a market capitalization of $17,399.73, a P/E ratio of 26.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.38 and a beta of 0.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. IHS Markit has a twelve month low of $34.20 and a twelve month high of $48.53.

IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, September 26th. The business services provider reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.04. IHS Markit had a net margin of 11.35% and a return on equity of 8.79%. The firm had revenue of $904.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $890.99 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 24.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that IHS Markit will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current year.

In other IHS Markit news, CFO Todd S. Hyatt sold 20,000 shares of IHS Markit stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.20, for a total transaction of $884,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

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IHS Markit Company Profile

IHS Markit Ltd., formerly Markit Ltd., is a provider of critical information and analytics for the major industries, financial markets and governments. The Company operates through four segments: Resources, Transportation, Consolidated Markets & Solutions (CMS) and Financial Services. The Resources segment includes its energy and chemicals product offerings.

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