Media stories about Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Acxiom earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.562759086751 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Acxiom (ACXM) & F5 Networks (FFIV) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Investors Buy Large Volume of Acxiom Call Options (ACXM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Acxiom (ACXM) Hits 52-Week High: What's Behind the Rally? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Talkdesk Launches the Enterprise Contact Center Platform (finance.yahoo.com)
- PlaceIQ Expands Partnership with LiveRamp, Offering Seamless Access to Thousands of Location-based Audiences for People-Based Marketing (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on ACXM shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Acxiom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stephens raised their price target on Acxiom from $31.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub lowered Acxiom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Acxiom in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Acxiom from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $34.00.
Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $234.87 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $237.36 million. Acxiom had a return on equity of 2.77% and a net margin of 1.14%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Acxiom will post 0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Acxiom Corporation (Acxiom) is a technology and enablement services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Marketing Services, Audience Solutions, and Connectivity. The Company’s Marketing Services segment helps clients to unify data at individual level. The Audience Solutions segment helps clients to validate the accuracy of their people-based data, enhance it with additional insight and keep it up to date, enabling clients to reach desired audiences with relevant messages.
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