Press coverage about HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HubSpot earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.2799113303959 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on HUBS. Cowen upped their price objective on HubSpot from $69.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. KeyCorp restated a “buy” rating and issued a $86.00 price objective on shares of HubSpot in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. UBS restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective (up previously from $80.00) on shares of HubSpot in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of HubSpot in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective on shares of HubSpot in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $84.82.

Shares of HubSpot (NYSE HUBS) traded down $2.45 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $90.35. The stock had a trading volume of 595,918 shares, compared to its average volume of 441,284. HubSpot has a twelve month low of $45.65 and a twelve month high of $93.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.41, a current ratio of 3.55 and a quick ratio of 3.55.

HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The software maker reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.15. HubSpot had a negative return on equity of 21.93% and a negative net margin of 12.16%. The business had revenue of $97.73 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $96.50 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.05) earnings per share. HubSpot’s revenue was up 38.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that HubSpot will post -0.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Dharmesh Shah sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.60, for a total transaction of $1,472,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,716,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $126,320,857.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO John Kinzer sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.75, for a total value of $787,500.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 85,947 shares in the company, valued at $6,768,326.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 97,000 shares of company stock valued at $8,009,030. 12.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About HubSpot

HubSpot, Inc (HubSpot) provides a cloud-based marketing and sales software platform. The Company’s software platform features integrated applications to help businesses attract visitors to their Websites, convert visitors into leads, close leads into customers and delight customers so that they become promoters of those businesses.

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