EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EXFO earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.2984731587245 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.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

NASDAQ:EXFO traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $4.09. 12,940 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 58,565. The stock has a market cap of $225.21, a P/E ratio of 19.48 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 2.11 and a quick ratio of 1.39. EXFO has a 1-year low of $3.72 and a 1-year high of $5.40.

EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 9th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $63.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $62.80 million. EXFO had a net margin of 0.09% and a return on equity of 5.22%. sell-side analysts expect that EXFO will post 0.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

EXFO has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of EXFO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of EXFO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.35.

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About EXFO

EXFO Inc develops, manufactures, and markets smarter network test, monitoring, and analytics solutions for communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and Webscale companies. It offers lab and manufacturing testing systems, including lab platforms; network simulation and load testing tools to meet the mobile telecom and VOIP/IMS network test challenges; transport and datacom solutions, such as Ethernet testing, fiber channel testing, DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH testing, synchronization testing, and SONET/SDH, OTN, and multiservice testing solutions; and optical products comprising power meters, light sources and amplifiers, variable attenuators, switch and utility modules, polarization analysis, optical communication analyzers, spectral testing products, bit-error-rate testing products, optical benchtop kits, osics multifunction platform, optical component testers, and tunable filters.

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