Headlines about Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Premier earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1426764040969 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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PINC has been the topic of several analyst reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Premier in a research report on Friday, November 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Premier in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of Premier in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Premier from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks lowered their target price on shares of Premier to $36.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Premier has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.44.

Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) traded up $0.23 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $30.09. 995,937 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 723,845. Premier has a one year low of $27.16 and a one year high of $36.50. The company has a market capitalization of $4,200.00, a PE ratio of -12.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.40.

Premier (NASDAQ:PINC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.05). Premier had a net margin of 17.99% and a negative return on equity of 18.31%. The firm had revenue of $390.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $389.56 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 24.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Premier will post 1.87 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Premier news, COO Michael J. Alkire sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.90, for a total transaction of $747,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 180,550 shares in the company, valued at $5,398,445. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 17.52% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Premier

Premier, Inc is a healthcare improvement company. The Company is uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 United States hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and 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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