Headlines about Gartner (NYSE:IT) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gartner earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the information technology services provider an impact score of 45.7139400295827 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Gartner (NYSE:IT) traded up $2.46 on Friday, reaching $122.51. 633,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 676,383. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.38. Gartner has a 12 month low of $90.37 and a 12 month high of $130.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,998.69, a P/E ratio of 39.14, a P/E/G ratio of 2.21 and a beta of 1.06.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The information technology services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.13. Gartner had a negative net margin of 1.25% and a positive return on equity of 57.60%. The company had revenue of $828.09 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $826.09 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.58 earnings per share. Gartner’s revenue for the quarter was up 44.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Gartner will post 3.43 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on shares of Gartner in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $146.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $143.00 price objective on shares of Gartner in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $104.00 price objective on shares of Gartner in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Gartner in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Gartner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $132.60.

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About Gartner

Gartner, Inc is an information technology research and advisory company. The Company works with clients to research, analyze and interpret the business of information technology (IT), supply chain and marketing within the context of their individual roles. It operates in three segments: Research, Consulting and Events.

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