News articles about Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Forrester Research earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 48.4950554517156 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of NASDAQ:FORR traded down $0.25 on Friday, reaching $49.25. 20,668 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 50,449. The stock has a market capitalization of $882.01 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 59.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.33 and a beta of 0.47. Forrester Research has a fifty-two week low of $36.95 and a fifty-two week high of $49.85.

Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) last issued its earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The technology company reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $96.35 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $93.48 million. Forrester Research had a net margin of 3.51% and a return on equity of 8.68%. sell-side analysts predict that Forrester Research will post 0.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 26th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 11th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.62%. Forrester Research’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 96.39%.

FORR has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barrington Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Forrester Research in a report on Friday, April 27th. BidaskClub cut shares of Forrester Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Forrester Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Forrester Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd.

In other Forrester Research news, insider Cliff Condon sold 5,253 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.00, for a total transaction of $236,385.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 25,606 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,152,270. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Gretchen Teichgraeber sold 9,375 shares of the stock in a transaction 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 $1,076,537.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 17,297 shares of company stock worth $782,836 over the last three months. 43.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Forrester Research Company Profile

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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