Press coverage about Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) has trended somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Electronics for Imaging earned a news sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.1396571649697 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price objective on shares of Electronics for Imaging in a research report on Sunday, October 29th. Loop Capital decreased their price objective on shares of Electronics for Imaging from $58.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Citigroup Inc decreased their price objective on shares of Electronics for Imaging from $53.00 to $43.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 30th. William Blair downgraded shares of Electronics for Imaging from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of Electronics for Imaging from $49.00 to $42.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.75.

Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ EFII) traded up $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $31.26. 825,561 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,044,638. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 2.62 and a quick ratio of 2.20. The firm has a market cap of $1.44 billion, a PE ratio of 47.78 and a beta of 1.26.

Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ:EFII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.10). The company had revenue of $248.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $258.09 million. Electronics for Imaging had a return on equity of 3.67% and a net margin of 3.09%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.58 earnings per share. analysts predict that Electronics for Imaging will post 0.28 earnings per share for the current year.

Electronics for Imaging announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Monday, September 11th that authorizes the company to repurchase $125.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the technology company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other Electronics for Imaging news, CEO Guy Gecht sold 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.76, for a total value of $384,840.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 364,885 shares in the company, valued at approximately $15,602,482.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders sold a total of 27,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,019,520 in the last quarter. 1.88% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Electronics for Imaging Company Profile

Electronics For Imaging, Inc is engaged in digital printing, focused on the transformation of the printing, packaging, ceramic tile decoration, and textile industries from the use of traditional analog-based printing to digital on-demand printing. It operates through three segments. The Industrial Inkjet segment consists of its VUTEk and Matan super-wide and wide format display graphics, Reggiani textile, Jetrion label and packaging and Cretaprint ceramic tile decoration and construction material industrial digital inkjet printers; ceramic, water-based, and thermoforming ink, and digital inkjet printer parts, and professional services.

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