News stories about Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Control4 earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.1225782840461 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Control4 from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Control4 from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Raymond James Financial reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Control4 in a research note on Monday, March 19th. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of Control4 in a research note on Friday, March 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $30.00 target price for the company. Finally, Imperial Capital upgraded shares of Control4 from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $24.65 to $30.00 in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Control4 presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.13.

NASDAQ:CTRL traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.81. The stock had a trading volume of 107,963 shares, compared to its average volume of 513,761. The company has a market cap of $555.55, a P/E ratio of 29.13, a PEG ratio of 2.52 and a beta of -0.31. Control4 has a twelve month low of $15.52 and a twelve month high of $35.99.

Control4 (NASDAQ:CTRL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The electronics maker reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $68.34 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $67.21 million. Control4 had a net margin of 6.53% and a return on equity of 12.74%. The firm’s revenue was up 19.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.31 earnings per share. analysts predict that Control4 will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Control4 announced that its board has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, February 8th that authorizes the company to buyback $20.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the electronics maker to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, CFO Mark Novakovich sold 28,302 shares of Control4 stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.97, for a total transaction of $706,700.94. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 47,235 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,179,457.95. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Martin Plaehn sold 41,585 shares of Control4 stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.51, for a total transaction of $1,019,248.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 158,377 shares of company stock valued at $3,904,668. Insiders own 4.40% of the company’s stock.

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Control4 Company Profile

Control4 Corporation (Control4) is a provider of smart home and business solutions. The Company’s smart home and small business solutions provide consumers with the ability to integrate audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, network management and other functionalities into a unified automation solution, customized to match their lifestyles and business needs.

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