eGain (EGAN) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Finds
Press coverage about eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN) has been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. eGain earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 50.0232764962833 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Was eGain Corporation’s (NASDAQ:EGAN) Earnings Growth Better Than The Industry’s? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Free Research Report as Automatic Data Processing’s Adjusted EPS Advanced 13.79%; Revenues Grew 8.31% (finance.yahoo.com)
- ValuEngine Upgrades eGain (EGAN) to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- eGain expands European presence with UK cloud (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect eGain Corp (EGAN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $14.93 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on EGAN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded eGain from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. ValuEngine cut eGain from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Benchmark upgraded eGain from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Roth Capital started coverage on eGain in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $8.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Dougherty & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of eGain in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $6.00.
eGain (NASDAQ:EGAN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The technology company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $15.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.74 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned ($0.04) EPS. eGain’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that eGain will post -0.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CFO Eric Smit sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.22, for a total transaction of $39,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 270,365 shares in the company, valued at $1,411,305.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have sold 27,500 shares of company stock valued at $140,925 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 39.00% of the company’s stock.
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eGain Corporation (eGain) provides cloud-based and on-site customer engagement software solutions. The Company optimizes service processes across the Web, social and phone channels. The Company’s solutions help business to consumer (B2C) businesses to operationalize digital customer engagement strategies.
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