Media headlines about Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ:ASCMA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ascent Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7017837262978 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Ascent Capital Group Announces Executive Leadership Changes (finance.yahoo.com)
- $133.40 Million in Sales Expected for Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Upgraded by ValuEngine to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- Altisource Portfolio Solutions (ASPS) and Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- Free Research Report as Allegion’s Quarterly Revenues Grew 9.4% and Adjusted EPS Advanced 37% (finance.yahoo.com)
ASCMA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ascent Capital Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine cut Ascent Capital Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $10.00 price objective (down from $13.00) on shares of Ascent Capital Group in a research report on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on Ascent Capital Group from $13.00 to $11.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ascent Capital Group has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.69.
Ascent Capital Group Company Profile
Ascent Capital Group, Inc, through its subsidiary, Monitronics International, Inc, provides security alarm monitoring services to residential and commercial customers in the United States, Canada, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The company provides monitoring services for alarm signals arising from burglaries, fires, medical alerts, and other events through security systems at customers' premises.
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