News headlines about Sykes Enterprises (NASDAQ:SYKE) have been trending positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sykes Enterprises earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.9024468688967 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- March 30-April 1: Guide to Easter weekend egg hunts, brunches (dailyitem.com)
- Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Cut to Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Sykes Enterprises (SYKE) Downgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Executive Vice President of Sykes Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ:SYKE), Nelson Jenna, sells 5,000 shares worth $164,314 (empowerednews.net)
- Insider Selling: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (SYKE) EVP Sells 5,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Sykes Enterprises stock traded up $0.09 during trading on Thursday, hitting $28.94. 136,165 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 160,486. The company has a current ratio of 3.58, a quick ratio of 3.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Sykes Enterprises has a 52 week low of $25.77 and a 52 week high of $34.49. The company has a market capitalization of $1,227.34, a P/E ratio of 37.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.86.
SYKE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub lowered Sykes Enterprises from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Sykes Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Sykes Enterprises in a report on Sunday, March 11th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Sykes Enterprises from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Sykes Enterprises presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.00.
In related news, insider Lawrence Zingale sold 16,776 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.05, for a total transaction of $487,342.80. Following the sale, the insider now owns 49,708 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,444,017.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider David Pearson sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.25, for a total value of $156,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 32,776 shares of company stock worth $994,673 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.
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Sykes Enterprises Company Profile
Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated is engaged in providing outsourced customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena on a global basis. The Company has operations in two segments: the Americas, which includes the United States, Canada, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific Rim, and EMEA, which includes Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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