Media stories about Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) have been trending positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Leaf Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.2933394343767 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) opened at $9.35 on Monday. Leaf Group has a one year low of $6.25 and a one year high of $10.15. The firm has a market cap of $194.86, a P/E ratio of -5.92 and a beta of 0.80.

Leaf Group (NYSE:LFGR) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The technology company reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.44) by $0.11. Leaf Group had a negative net margin of 25.98% and a negative return on equity of 44.59%. The business had revenue of $33.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.93 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.41) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Leaf Group will post -1.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on LFGR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Leaf Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Leaf Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $10.04.

In related news, EVP Daniel J. Weinrot sold 4,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total transaction of $42,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Sean P. Moriarty sold 3,453 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $9.17, for a total transaction of $31,664.01. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 10,644 shares of company stock valued at $95,637 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 47.60% of the company’s stock.

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Leaf Group Company Profile

Leaf Group Ltd., formerly Demand Media, Inc, is diversified Internet marketplaces and media company. The Company has online media properties and marketplace platforms that enable communities of creators to reach audiences in lifestyle categories. The Company operates an online studio platform for the professional creation and distribution of content, as well as two online artist marketplaces.

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