Headlines about BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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. BlackBerry earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0077734419025 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms recently issued reports on BB. Scotiabank reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $13.50 target price on shares of BlackBerry in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised BlackBerry from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on BlackBerry from $9.50 to $10.50 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Vetr downgraded BlackBerry from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.20 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Bank of America upped their target price on BlackBerry from $7.50 to $8.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. BlackBerry presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.48.

BlackBerry (NYSE BB) traded up $0.46 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $13.83. 15,990,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,400,000. BlackBerry has a one year low of $6.65 and a one year high of $14.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 4.26 and a current ratio of 4.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,380.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.41 and a beta of 1.09.

BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 20th. The company reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.49). BlackBerry had a net margin of 37.36% and a return on equity of 3.70%. The business had revenue of $235.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $216.70 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.02 earnings per share. BlackBerry’s revenue for the quarter was down 21.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that BlackBerry will post -0.02 EPS for the current year.

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BlackBerry Company Profile

BlackBerry Limited (BlackBerry) provides mobile communications solutions. The Company is engaged in the sale of smartphones and enterprise software and services. The Company’s products and services include Enterprise Solutions and Services, Devices, BlackBerry Technology Solutions and Messaging. It is engaged in providing enterprise mobility management (EMM) and mobile security, and offers a portfolio of enterprise software solutions and services that can be deployed across a range of ecosystems and devices, including BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES) 12 and Good Platforms, BES12 Cloud, enterprise file-sync-and-share (EFSS), SecuSUITE for Enterprise, Enhanced subscriber identity module (SIM)-Based Licensing (ESBL), WorkLife by BlackBerry solution and Professional Cybersecurity Services.

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