Media stories about Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Control4 Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.3662647858841 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CTRL shares. Imperial Capital raised their price target on Control4 Corporation from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “in-line” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Control4 Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th. Maxim Group started coverage on Control4 Corporation in a research report on Thursday, May 11th. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of Control4 Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Control4 Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.63.

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ CTRL) traded down 0.16% on Thursday, hitting $24.69. The stock had a trading volume of 255,450 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $23.03 and its 200 day moving average is $18.46. Control4 Corporation has a 1-year low of $9.97 and a 1-year high of $25.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $613.67 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.22 and a beta of -0.60.

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ:CTRL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The electronics maker reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $61.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.70 million. Control4 Corporation had a net margin of 4.70% and a return on equity of 10.77%. The company’s revenue was up 15.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.23 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Control4 Corporation will post $1.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, SVP Jefferson Dungan sold 28,044 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.98, for a total value of $560,319.12. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Greg Bishop sold 2,254 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.83, for a total transaction of $51,458.82. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,295 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $326,354.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 36,590 shares of company stock valued at $754,922. 6.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Control4 Corporation Company Profile

Control4 Corporation (Control4) is a provider of smart home and business solutions. The Company’s smart home and small business solutions provide consumers with the ability to integrate audio, video, lighting, temperature, security, communications, network management and other functionalities into a unified automation solution, customized to match their lifestyles and business needs.

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