Equities research analysts expect Cision Ltd (NYSE:CISN) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.19 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Cision’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.20 and the lowest is $0.19. Cision also reported earnings of $0.19 per share during the same quarter last year. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Cision will report full-year earnings of $0.85 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.83 to $0.91. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $0.96 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.91 to $1.02. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for Cision.

Cision (NYSE:CISN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.22. Cision had a negative net margin of 3.34% and a positive return on equity of 34.60%. The firm had revenue of $186.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $186.45 million.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CISN shares. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Cision in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $12.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine cut shares of Cision from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Cision from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cision has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.20.

CISN opened at $12.26 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.18. Cision has a 1 year low of $10.86 and a 1 year high of $18.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.77 and a beta of 0.62.

In other Cision news, insider Rainer Mathes sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.41, for a total transaction of $186,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,727,769 shares in the company, valued at $21,441,613.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Cision by 6.8% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 6,488,779 shares of the company’s stock worth $109,011,000 after acquiring an additional 410,854 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Cision by 39.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,253,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,055,000 after acquiring an additional 1,770,709 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in Cision by 39.5% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 6,253,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,055,000 after acquiring an additional 1,770,709 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Cision by 32.4% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,703,520 shares of the company’s stock worth $55,032,000 after acquiring an additional 1,151,604 shares during the period. Finally, Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. raised its position in Cision by 20.9% during the fourth quarter. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. now owns 2,261,965 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,466,000 after acquiring an additional 391,365 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 49.07% of the company’s stock.

About Cision

Cision Ltd. provides public relations (PR) software, media distribution, media intelligence, and related professional services to businesses worldwide. The company enables public relations and communications professionals to manage, execute, and measure their strategic PR and communications programs.

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