News stories about Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pegasystems earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.1672575690801 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on PEGA shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pegasystems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Pegasystems from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Pegasystems from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.00.

Pegasystems (NASDAQ PEGA) opened at $48.30 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $3,787.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 87.82 and a beta of 1.26. Pegasystems has a 1 year low of $37.70 and a 1 year high of $64.85.

Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The technology company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.04 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $179.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $200.15 million. Pegasystems had a net margin of 5.67% and a return on equity of 9.86%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. analysts forecast that Pegasystems will post 0.26 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.25%. Pegasystems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.82%.

In other news, VP Michael R. Pyle sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.45, for a total transaction of $197,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 42,524 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,102,811.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Kenneth Stillwell sold 3,796 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.52, for a total transaction of $195,569.92. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 3,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $173,725.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 19,035 shares of company stock valued at $940,525 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 53.61% of the company’s stock.

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About Pegasystems

Pegasystems Inc develops, markets, licenses and supports software applications for marketing, sales and onboarding, and customer service needs. The Company also offers software applications built on the Pega platform. Its software is designed to assist clients in building, deploying and evolving enterprise applications.

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