Headlines about Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Morningstar earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0950318610664 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

MORN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Morningstar from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine upgraded Morningstar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd.

Shares of MORN stock opened at $139.51 on Friday. Morningstar has a 1-year low of $79.61 and a 1-year high of $144.34. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The firm has a market cap of $6.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 41.97 and a beta of 0.81.

Morningstar (NASDAQ:MORN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.28. Morningstar had a return on equity of 17.53% and a net margin of 16.15%. The firm had revenue of $252.40 million for the quarter.

In related news, insider Joseph D. Mansueto sold 26,412 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $129.87, for a total transaction of $3,430,126.44. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,492,809 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,051,011,104.83. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Chairman Joseph D. Mansueto sold 11,233 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.12, for a total value of $1,472,870.96. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 23,370,877 shares in the company, valued at $3,064,389,392.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 292,935 shares of company stock worth $39,488,312. 57.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Morningstar Company Profile

Morningstar, Inc provides independent investment research services in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It offers a line of data, research, and software tools on a range of investment offerings, including managed investment products, publicly listed companies, fixed income securities, private capital markets, and real-time global market data for financial advisors, asset managers, retirement plan providers and sponsors, and individual and institutional investors.

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