Clearfield (CLFD) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows
Media headlines about Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clearfield earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.0212547848234 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Clearfield (CLFD) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Clearfield (CLFD) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.01 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Clearfield Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2018 Results; Litigation expense masks operating income and EPS gains for the quarter (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Clearfield Inc (CLFD) Given $15.50 Average Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages have weighed in on CLFD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Clearfield from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Lake Street Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Clearfield in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. Finally, Northland Securities set a $15.00 price target on shares of Clearfield and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.
Clearfield (NASDAQ:CLFD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.01. Clearfield had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 6.03%. The company had revenue of $16.87 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.30 million. sell-side analysts expect that Clearfield will post 0.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Clearfield, Inc manufactures, markets and sells fiber management and enclosure platform that consolidates, distributes and protects fiber as it moves from the inside plant to the outside plant and all the way to the home, business and cell site. The Company’s products include Clearview Cassette, which is the building block of its product platform; Connectivity and Optical Components; FieldSmart, which is a series of panels, cabinets, wall boxes and other enclosures that house the Clearview components; FieldShield, which is a fiber delivery method for broadband deployment; CraftSmart, which is a line of optical protection field enclosures, and Cable Assemblies.
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