Press coverage about Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Materialise earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 48.1400582794132 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research firms recently weighed in on MTLS. BidaskClub raised shares of Materialise from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Materialise from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Materialise has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.75.

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MTLS traded up $0.15 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.68. The company had a trading volume of 22,005 shares, compared to its average volume of 64,577. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.55. Materialise has a 12 month low of $9.00 and a 12 month high of $16.50. The firm has a market cap of $554.18, a P/E ratio of -292.00, a PEG ratio of 5.32 and a beta of 1.61.

Materialise (NASDAQ:MTLS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The software maker reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.02. Materialise had a negative net margin of 1.10% and a negative return on equity of 2.08%. The firm had revenue of $44.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $43.70 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.01 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 41.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Materialise will post 0.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Materialise Company Profile

Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The company's Materialise Software segment offers proprietary software worldwide through programs and platforms that enable and enhance the functionality of 3D printers and of 3D printing operations.

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