Media headlines about Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ubiquiti Networks earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 43.9039725839185 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on UBNT. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ubiquiti Networks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Ubiquiti Networks from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Vetr upgraded shares of Ubiquiti Networks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $74.74 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ubiquiti Networks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Ubiquiti Networks from $60.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $65.75.

Shares of Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) traded up $0.42 on Friday, reaching $71.29. 340,488 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 642,429. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 10.00 and a current ratio of 10.94. Ubiquiti Networks has a 1 year low of $45.71 and a 1 year high of $82.30. The company has a market capitalization of $5,424.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.28, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.81.

Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.06. Ubiquiti Networks had a net margin of 15.73% and a return on equity of 47.42%. The firm had revenue of $250.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $239.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.72 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Ubiquiti Networks will post 1.93 EPS for the current year.

Ubiquiti Networks declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 8th that authorizes the company to repurchase $150.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the Wireless communications provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

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Ubiquiti Networks Company Profile

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc develops performance networking technology for service providers and enterprises. The Company offers a portfolio of networking products and solutions. Its service provider product platforms provide carrier-class network infrastructure for fixed wireless broadband, wireless backhaul systems and routing.

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