Press coverage about Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) has trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.485909593054 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.

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

Shares of FICO opened at $235.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.89, a current ratio of 0.84 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.05, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.22 and a beta of 1.29. Fair Isaac has a fifty-two week low of $131.52 and a fifty-two week high of $237.61.

Fair Isaac (NYSE:FICO) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The technology company reported $1.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.49. The company had revenue of $259.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $257.49 million. Fair Isaac had a return on equity of 39.61% and a net margin of 13.12%. Fair Isaac’s revenue was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.16 EPS. analysts forecast that Fair Isaac will post 4.5 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have weighed in on FICO. ValuEngine upgraded Fair Isaac from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Fair Isaac from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 20th. Barclays boosted their price target on Fair Isaac from $190.00 to $200.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on Fair Isaac from $200.00 to $250.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Fair Isaac currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $208.50.

In other news, CAO Michael S. Leonard sold 3,012 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $203.19, for a total transaction of $612,008.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 10,206 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,073,757.14. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director David A. Rey sold 7,374 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $215.38, for a total transaction of $1,588,212.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 161,760 shares of company stock valued at $33,909,468 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

About Fair Isaac

Fair Isaac Corporation develops analytic, software, and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate, enhance, and connect decisions. The company offers analytical solutions, credit scoring, and credit account management products and services to banks, credit reporting agencies, credit card processing agencies, insurers, retailers, healthcare organizations, and public agencies.

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