Media stories about Gartner (NYSE:IT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Gartner earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 46.5771335159548 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on IT shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Gartner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $139.00 price target on shares of Gartner in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “top pick” rating and set a $144.00 price target on shares of Gartner in a research report on Friday. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $104.00 price target on shares of Gartner in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price target on Gartner from $139.00 to $135.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $138.90.

Gartner (NYSE IT) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $118.04. The company had a trading volume of 749,386 shares, compared to its average volume of 723,877. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.38, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 0.73. Gartner has a 52-week low of $101.20 and a 52-week high of $142.16. The firm has a market cap of $10,700.00, a P/E ratio of -193.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.06.

Gartner (NYSE:IT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The information technology services provider reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.32 by ($0.15). Gartner had a net margin of 0.10% and a return on equity of 49.06%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Gartner’s revenue was up 44.3% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Gartner will post 3.92 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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