Media coverage about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Blucora earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 45.7797687981821 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of brokerages recently commented on BCOR. Benchmark restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Blucora in a research note on Monday, November 20th. BidaskClub lowered Blucora from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet lowered Blucora from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.00.

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) opened at $20.25 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a current ratio of 2.23. Blucora has a 12 month low of $14.25 and a 12 month high of $26.15. The stock has a market capitalization of $913.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.87 and a beta of -0.32.

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The information services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.19) by $0.07. Blucora had a positive return on equity of 11.94% and a negative net margin of 0.46%. The firm had revenue of $90.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $89.72 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.24) earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Blucora will post 1.14 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Blucora Company Profile

Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.

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