Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC Buys 17,843 Shares of comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR)

Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCOR) by 31.1% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 75,178 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 17,843 shares during the quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC’s holdings in comScore were worth $376,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in shares of comScore during the 1st quarter worth about $41,000. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its holdings in shares of comScore by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 94,822 shares of the company’s stock worth $474,000 after purchasing an additional 3,495 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of comScore by 14.1% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 42,977 shares of the company’s stock worth $215,000 after purchasing an additional 5,319 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of comScore by 5.2% during the 1st quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 148,421 shares of the company’s stock worth $543,000 after purchasing an additional 7,277 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of comScore during the 2nd quarter worth about $50,000. Institutional investors own 68.19% of the company’s stock.

In other news, insider William Paul Livek purchased 20,000 shares of comScore stock in a transaction on Friday, August 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.98 per share, for a total transaction of $79,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,064,533 shares in the company, valued at $4,236,841.34. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 3.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on SCOR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of comScore from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 17th. Needham & Company LLC lowered their target price on shares of comScore from $6.00 to $4.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 10th.

NASDAQ SCOR opened at $3.65 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $300.03 million, a PE ratio of -3.76 and a beta of 1.13. comScore, Inc. has a twelve month low of $2.03 and a twelve month high of $5.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.66. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $3.82.

comScore (NASDAQ:SCOR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 8th. The company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by $0.16. comScore had a negative net margin of 18.61% and a negative return on equity of 31.81%. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.09) EPS. As a group, equities analysts predict that comScore, Inc. will post -1.07 EPS for the current year.

comScore Profile

comScore, Inc engages in the provision of products and services to media, advertising, and marketing industries. The firm offers market and audience analytics, ad optimization, planning tools, and business facilitation services. The company was founded by Magid M. Abraham and Gian Mark Fulgoni in August 1999 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.

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