Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Pointer Telocation (PNTR) Stock Price

Headlines about Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.8637930097658 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

NASDAQ:PNTR opened at $14.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a current ratio of 1.44. The company has a market capitalization of $119.31, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.72 and a beta of 0.90. Pointer Telocation has a 12-month low of $8.65 and a 12-month high of $19.65.

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

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on PNTR. Zacks Investment Research cut Pointer Telocation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Pointer Telocation in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Roth Capital raised Pointer Telocation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, March 12th. ValuEngine raised Pointer Telocation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, TheStreet cut Pointer Telocation from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.40.

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About Pointer Telocation

Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries, and other mobile tracking markets worldwide. It operates in three segments: Cellocator, MRM, and Roadside Assistance (RSA). The Cellocator segment designs, develops, and manufactures MRM products comprising asset tracking; fleet management; and stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR) products consisting of remote monitoring and control solutions, such as installation in vehicles, command and control center products, and communication infrastructure products.

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