Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Pointer Telocation (PNTR) Share Price

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Media coverage about Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pointer Telocation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 47.3558644791106 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Pointer Telocation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. HC Wainwright set a $25.00 target price on Pointer Telocation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 16th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Pointer Telocation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Pointer Telocation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.25.

PNTR stock traded up $0.19 during trading on Friday, hitting $11.39. The company had a trading volume of 2,851 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,499. Pointer Telocation has a one year low of $10.40 and a one year high of $19.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $91.08 million, a PE ratio of 10.17 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.16.

Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $20.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.40 million. Pointer Telocation had a return on equity of 15.94% and a net margin of 20.90%. research analysts expect that Pointer Telocation will post 1.07 earnings per share for the current year.

About Pointer Telocation

Pointer Telocation Ltd. provides mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive and insurance industries, and mobile assets management markets worldwide. It operates through MRM and Cellocator sgments. The MRM segment offers asset management, fleet management, stolen vehicle retrieval (SVR), and connected car services.

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