Press coverage about Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Digimarc earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.7454140226448 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

DMRC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price target on shares of Digimarc in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Digimarc from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Digimarc from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Digimarc from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.75.

Digimarc (DMRC) opened at $26.70 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $316.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.94 and a beta of -1.09. Digimarc has a 1-year low of $24.20 and a 1-year high of $41.75.

Digimarc (NASDAQ:DMRC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The information technology services provider reported ($0.76) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.73) by ($0.03). Digimarc had a negative return on equity of 33.46% and a negative net margin of 102.21%. The business had revenue of $4.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.26 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.57) EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Digimarc will post -2.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Bruce L. Davis sold 9,444 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.78, for a total value of $337,906.32. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 87,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,113,360.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Bernard Whitney sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.20, for a total transaction of $186,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 33,630 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,251,036. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 24,444 shares of company stock worth $855,106. 7.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Digimarc Company Profile

Digimarc Corporation (Digimarc) enables governments and enterprises to give digital identities to media and objects that computers can sense and recognize. The Company’s Digimarc Discover, Digimarc Barcode and Intuitive Computing Platform are designed to optimize the identification of consumer brand impressions, facilitating mobile-centric shopping.

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