Headlines about Exfo (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Exfo earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.2984731587245 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Exfo (EXFO) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- EXFO launches the fastest completely integrated test system for passive components characterization (finance.yahoo.com)
- EXFO joins Ethernet Alliance’s 400G interop at OFC 2018 to demo FlexE (finance.yahoo.com)
- Exfo Inc (EXFO) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Exfo (NASDAQ EXFO) remained flat at $$4.30 during trading on Wednesday. 610 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 72,978. The company has a market capitalization of $241.27, a P/E ratio of 430.00 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 2.11. Exfo has a 52 week low of $3.72 and a 52 week high of $6.00.
Several brokerages have recently commented on EXFO. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Exfo from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Exfo from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Exfo from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Exfo presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.35.
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EXFO Inc is a Canada-based company, which provides communications service providers (CSPs) and data center, cloud and Web-scale operators with field test, service assurance and analytics solutions to ensure the deployment, maintenance and management of physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks. It focuses on network infrastructures: fourth generation (4G)/long-term evolution (LTE), wireless backhaul, small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), 100G network upgrades and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)/fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC)/fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) deployments.
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