Electronic Arts (EA) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.19

News coverage about Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Electronic Arts earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the game software company an impact score of 45.7883890019683 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

EA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Wedbush reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $138.00 target price on shares of Electronic Arts in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $129.00 price target (up previously from $128.00) on shares of Electronic Arts in a report on Friday, January 26th. Vetr upgraded Electronic Arts from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 12th. Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $130.00 target price on shares of Electronic Arts in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Goldman Sachs cut Electronic Arts from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Electronic Arts has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $132.81.

Electronic Arts stock opened at $126.00 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. Electronic Arts has a 1-year low of $87.94 and a 1-year high of $131.13. The company has a market capitalization of $38,908.45, a P/E ratio of 39.38, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 0.76.

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The game software company reported $2.06 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.03 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.02 billion. Electronic Arts had a net margin of 19.67% and a return on equity of 25.42%. research analysts anticipate that Electronic Arts will post 3.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CFO Blake J. Jorgensen sold 10,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.85, for a total value of $1,184,925.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 159,114 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,956,014.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Jacob J. Schatz sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.77, for a total transaction of $125,770.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 15,692 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,973,582.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 81,079 shares of company stock valued at $9,806,818. 2.55% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Electronic Arts Company Profile

Electronic Arts Inc develops, markets, publishes and distributes games, content and services that can be played by consumers on a range of platforms, which include consoles, personal computers (PCs), mobile phones and tablets. The Company’s games and services are based on a portfolio of intellectual property that includes established brands, such as FIFA, Madden NFL, Star Wars, Battlefield, the Sims and Need for Speed.

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