Headlines about Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acxiom earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.2276768834089 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several brokerages recently issued reports on ACXM. TheStreet upgraded shares of Acxiom from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Acxiom from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Acxiom in a research report on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Acxiom from $32.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Acxiom from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.00.

Shares of Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) traded up $0.07 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $26.53. 138,020 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 531,074. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,042.67, a P/E ratio of 220.58, a PEG ratio of 7.49 and a beta of 1.25. Acxiom has a 1 year low of $21.80 and a 1 year high of $29.75.

Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $234.87 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.36 million. Acxiom had a net margin of 1.14% and a return on equity of 2.79%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Acxiom will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Acxiom

Acxiom Corporation (Acxiom) is a technology and enablement services company. The Company operates through three business segments: Marketing Services, Audience Solutions, and Connectivity. The Company’s Marketing Services segment helps clients to unify data at individual level. The Audience Solutions segment helps clients to validate the accuracy of their people-based data, enhance it with additional insight and keep it up to date, enabling clients to reach desired audiences with relevant messages.

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