News articles about Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Nutanix earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.8863417885792 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) traded up $0.89 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $31.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,386,270 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,150,000. The firm has a market cap of $5,010.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.90. Nutanix has a 12-month low of $14.38 and a 12-month high of $38.80.

Nutanix (NASDAQ:NTNX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 30th. The technology company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.26) by $0.10. The business had revenue of $275.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $267.02 million. Nutanix had a negative return on equity of 271.31% and a negative net margin of 40.81%. The firm’s revenue was up 46.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.37) EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Nutanix will post -1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NTNX. Zacks Investment Research cut Nutanix from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $41.00 price target on shares of Nutanix in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Nutanix from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. KeyCorp reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $42.00 price target (up previously from $37.00) on shares of Nutanix in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $43.00 price target on shares of Nutanix in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $35.78.

In other news, CEO Dheeraj Pandey sold 71,400 shares of Nutanix stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.33, for a total transaction of $2,522,562.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 288,612 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,196,661.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP David Sangster sold 108,000 shares of Nutanix stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.02, for a total value of $3,242,160.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 108,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,242,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 2,508,645 shares of company stock valued at $82,140,601. 19.81% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Nutanix Company Profile

Nutanix, Inc is a United States-based company, which provides an enterprise cloud platform that converges silos of server, virtualization and storage into an integrated solution. The Company’s enterprise cloud platform connects to public cloud services. It has operations in the United States; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia-Pacific, and Other Americas.

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