News articles about Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Acxiom Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.4857317031276 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on ACXM shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target on shares of Acxiom Corporation in a research note on Thursday. Dougherty & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Acxiom Corporation in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Acxiom Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Acxiom Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Acxiom Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.25.

Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ ACXM) traded down $0.76 on Friday, hitting $26.59. 852,833 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 432,725. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.27. Acxiom Corporation has a one year low of $21.80 and a one year high of $30.40. The company has a market cap of $2,120.00, a P/E ratio of 113.96, a P/E/G ratio of 5.31 and a beta of 1.28.

Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The information technology services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.05. Acxiom Corporation had a positive return on equity of 2.61% and a negative net margin of 1.31%. The business had revenue of $225.24 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $222.05 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Acxiom Corporation will post 0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CFO Warren Jenson bought 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $22.09 per share, with a total value of $220,900.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 377,415 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,337,097.35. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.54% of the company’s stock.

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Acxiom Corporation 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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