News stories about SAP (NYSE:SAP) have trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. SAP earned a media sentiment score of 1.83 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the software maker an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted SAP’s score:

Shares of NYSE:SAP opened at $101.51 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 1.13 and a quick ratio of 1.13. The stock has a market cap of $124.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.23 and a beta of 1.29. SAP has a 12-month low of $98.83 and a 12-month high of $127.16.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The software maker reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.12 by $0.02. SAP had a return on equity of 17.64% and a net margin of 17.57%. The company had revenue of $6.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.99 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.01 EPS. SAP’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that SAP will post 4.29 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on SAP. DZ Bank reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised SAP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 12th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Thursday, October 18th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research report on Monday, September 17th. Finally, UBS Group raised SAP from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $112.89.

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About SAP

SAP SE operates as an enterprise application software, and analytics and business intelligence company worldwide. It offers SAP HANA, which enables businesses to process and analyze live data; SAP Data Hub, a solution that enables businesses to manage data from various sources; SAP Cloud Platform, which enables businesses to connect and integrate applications; SAP BW/4HANA, a data warehouse solution; SAP Leonardo, a system that enables customers to make business sense and opportunity of disruptive technologies; and SAP Analytics Cloud, which leverages the intersection of business intelligence, planning, and predictive analytics.

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