News headlines about IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. IHS Markit earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0551608080846 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) traded up $0.05 on Monday, reaching $49.11. 1,352,472 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,206,399. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a current ratio of 0.53. IHS Markit has a 1 year low of $37.82 and a 1 year high of $49.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $20,836.38, a P/E ratio of 48.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.82.

IHS Markit (NASDAQ:INFO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 16th. The business services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.10. IHS Markit had a net margin of 11.58% and a return on equity of 8.98%. The firm had revenue of $944.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $912.65 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.48 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that IHS Markit will post 1.84 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on INFO shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of IHS Markit in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of IHS Markit from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. SunTrust Banks raised shares of IHS Markit from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 28th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of IHS Markit in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of IHS Markit in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $49.29.

In other IHS Markit news, CFO Todd S. Hyatt sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.40, for a total transaction of $1,185,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 415,128 shares in the company, valued at $19,677,067.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin sold 66,871 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.46, for a total transaction of $3,173,697.66. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 338,776 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,078,308.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 208,562 shares of company stock worth $9,923,853. Corporate insiders own 2.68% of the company’s stock.

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IHS Markit Company Profile

IHS Markit Ltd., formerly Markit Ltd., is a provider of critical information and analytics for the major industries, financial markets and governments. The Company operates through four segments: Resources, Transportation, Consolidated Markets & Solutions (CMS) and Financial Services. The Resources segment includes its energy and chemicals product offerings.

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