Media stories about ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ExlService Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4019493795075 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on EXLS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded ExlService Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded ExlService Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $54.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald restated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on shares of ExlService Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Barrington Research set a $65.00 price target on ExlService Holdings and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up previously from $59.00) on shares of ExlService Holdings in a research note on Sunday, July 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. ExlService Holdings currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $59.80.

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ EXLS) traded up 0.05% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $55.85. The company had a trading volume of 6,553 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $55.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.80. ExlService Holdings has a 52-week low of $42.00 and a 52-week high of $59.84. The firm has a market cap of $1.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.34 and a beta of 1.30.

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.24. ExlService Holdings had a net margin of 9.53% and a return on equity of 14.34%. The firm had revenue of $189.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $185.65 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS. ExlService Holdings’s revenue was up 10.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that ExlService Holdings will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Villa Rembert De sold 900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.01, for a total value of $50,409.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 10,697 shares in the company, valued at approximately $599,138.97. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 22,140 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.06, for a total transaction of $1,174,748.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 76,142 shares of company stock valued at $4,145,520 in the last 90 days. 5.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About ExlService Holdings

ExlService Holdings, Inc is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.

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