Media coverage about Cogint (NASDAQ:COGT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cogint earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 44.9582465082559 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Cogint (NASDAQ COGT) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $2.65. The stock had a trading volume of 344,433 shares, compared to its average volume of 640,428. The stock has a market capitalization of $173.65, a PE ratio of -2.79 and a beta of 0.43. Cogint has a one year low of $2.50 and a one year high of $6.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60.

COGT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Cogint from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Chardan Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 target price (down from $12.50) on shares of Cogint in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine downgraded Cogint from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Barrington Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $4.00 price target on shares of Cogint in a research report on Monday, February 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $6.33.

In related news, Director Michael Brauser purchased 18,000 shares of Cogint stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $3.65 per share, for a total transaction of $65,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 329,235 shares in the company, valued at $1,201,707.75. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Matthew Conlin purchased 20,000 shares of Cogint stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $2.81 per share, with a total value of $56,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 2,828,235 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,947,340.35. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders bought 149,537 shares of company stock valued at $458,773. 53.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Cogint

IDI, Inc, formerly Tiger Media, Inc, is a data and analytics company providing information and marketing solutions to businesses in a range of industries. The Company operates through two segments: Information Services and Performance Marketing. The Company serves the risk management and the consumer marketing industries through its consolidated subsidiaries, Interactive Data, LLC and Fluent, LLC, respectively.

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