News coverage about Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Acxiom earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 45.7654763258984 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Acxiom (NASDAQ ACXM) opened at $28.13 on Monday. Acxiom has a 1-year low of $21.80 and a 1-year high of $30.40. 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 cap of $2,230.00, a P/E ratio of -187.53, a P/E/G ratio of 8.15 and a beta of 1.29.

Acxiom (NASDAQ:ACXM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The information technology services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.05. Acxiom had a negative net margin of 1.31% and a positive return on equity of 2.61%. The firm had revenue of $225.24 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $222.05 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.18 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Acxiom will post 0.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of Acxiom in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Acxiom in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acxiom from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.33.

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Acxiom Company Profile

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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