Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Medidata Solutions earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1187472033589 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on MDSO. ValuEngine cut Medidata Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. TheStreet upgraded Medidata Solutions from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, March 12th. BidaskClub upgraded Medidata Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $82.00 price target on Medidata Solutions and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC lowered their price target on Medidata Solutions to $75.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $82.07.

Medidata Solutions stock traded down $0.54 on Thursday, reaching $66.53. The company had a trading volume of 136,712 shares, compared to its average volume of 574,382. Medidata Solutions has a 1 year low of $54.91 and a 1 year high of $85.92. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The firm has a market cap of $3,867.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 75.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.43 and a beta of 1.56.

Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ:MDSO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.10. Medidata Solutions had a return on equity of 11.59% and a net margin of 8.14%. The firm had revenue of $141.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $140.65 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. Medidata Solutions’s revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Medidata Solutions will post 0.93 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Medidata Solutions news, CEO Tarek Sherif sold 26,836 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.25, for a total value of $1,885,229.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Rouven Bergmann sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $66.30, for a total value of $132,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 94,744 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,281,527.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 35,836 shares of company stock worth $2,495,689 in the last ninety days. 5.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Medidata Solutions Company Profile

Medidata Solutions Inc (Medidata) is a provider of cloud-based solutions for life sciences. The Company provides cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, offering platform technology that focuses on the clinical development. The Company’s plan study addresses three areas to ensure optimal study design, grant development and negotiation, and investigator payments.

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