Media stories about Fang (NYSE:SFUN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fang earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the information services provider an impact score of 47.5026598413049 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NYSE SFUN traded down $0.16 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $2.53. 3,087,954 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,012,164. Fang has a 1 year low of $2.45 and a 1 year high of $5.69. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 126.50 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54.

Fang (NYSE:SFUN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 28th. The information services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $74.41 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.26 million. Fang had a positive return on equity of 10.50% and a negative net margin of 11.35%. The firm’s revenue was down 32.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.01) EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Fang will post 0.27 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on SFUN shares. TheStreet lowered shares of Fang from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fang from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Fang from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $87.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reduced their price target on shares of Fang from $4.20 to $3.60 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 29th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Fang from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.25.

About Fang

Fang Holdings Limited operates a real estate Internet portal in the People's Republic of China. The company's portal offers listing, marketing, e-commerce, financial, and other value-added services. It supports active online communities and networks of users seeking information on, and services for, the real estate and home-related sectors.

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