News headlines about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blucora earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the information services provider an impact score of 46.9602492209696 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) traded down $0.05 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $24.70. The company had a trading volume of 279,642 shares, compared to its average volume of 383,241. Blucora has a 52-week low of $15.83 and a 52-week high of $26.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,167.76, a PE ratio of 42.59, a P/E/G ratio of 0.81 and a beta of -0.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.
Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The information services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.25) by $0.13. Blucora had a return on equity of 11.22% and a net margin of 5.31%. The firm had revenue of $97.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $91.99 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.18) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Blucora will post 1.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Blucora news, CMO Mathieu Frederic Stevenson sold 33,572 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.03, for a total value of $806,735.16. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 58,882 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,414,934.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider John S. Clendening sold 77,750 shares of Blucora stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.33, for a total value of $1,891,657.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 175,272 shares of company stock worth $4,273,842 over the last three months. 14.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Blucora Company Profile
Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.
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