News headlines about Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Forrester Research earned a media sentiment score of 1.75 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the technology company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Forrester Research’s analysis:

Shares of FORR traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $42.99. The company had a trading volume of 31,969 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,759. Forrester Research has a twelve month low of $36.19 and a twelve month high of $50.00. The stock has a market cap of $786.81 million, a PE ratio of 51.80, a PEG ratio of 3.86 and a beta of 0.54.

Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The technology company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.03). Forrester Research had a return on equity of 8.50% and a net margin of 3.46%. The company had revenue of $84.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $83.52 million. As a group, analysts anticipate that Forrester Research will post 0.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 12th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 11th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.86%. Forrester Research’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 96.39%.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FORR. ValuEngine raised Forrester Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. BidaskClub cut Forrester Research from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 13th. Barrington Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Forrester Research in a report on Monday, July 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Forrester Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st.

In related news, Director Gretchen Teichgraeber sold 9,375 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.56, for a total transaction of $427,125.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 23,629 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,076,537.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Cliff Condon sold 5,253 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.00, for a total value of $236,385.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 25,606 shares in the company, valued at $1,152,270. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 14,978 shares of company stock worth $680,258. 43.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Forrester Research, Inc operates as an independent research, data, and advisory services company. It operates through Research, Product, and Project Consulting segments. Its primary syndicated research product is Research, which offers clients with access to its syndicated research designed to inform their strategic decision-making.

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