Pointer Telocation (PNTR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pointer Telocation earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.6895903362367 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.

PNTR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet cut shares of Pointer Telocation from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pointer Telocation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. HC Wainwright reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Pointer Telocation in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. ValuEngine raised Pointer Telocation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Roth Capital raised Pointer Telocation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Pointer Telocation has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.40.

Pointer Telocation stock opened at $15.95 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $129.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.94 and a beta of 0.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.13. Pointer Telocation has a 12 month low of $8.50 and a 12 month high of $19.65.

Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $18.85 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.14 million. Pointer Telocation had a return on equity of 17.26% and a net margin of 21.14%. equities analysts forecast that Pointer Telocation will post 1.05 EPS for the current year.

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About Pointer Telocation

Pointer Telocation Ltd. is a provider of mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries and other mobile tracking markets, such as cargo, assets, shipping and containers. The Company offers roadside assistance (RSA) services, automobile repair and towing services, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) and other services.

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