Headlines about Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) (TSE:PTS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Points International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 46.8759721441546 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Points International in a research note on Friday. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Points International in a research note on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Points International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. ValuEngine upgraded Points International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Points International from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.00.

Shares of Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) opened at 8.19 on Monday. Points International has a 1-year low of $6.28 and a 1-year high of $10.79. The stock’s market capitalization is $119.90 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $8.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.36.

Points International (NASDAQ:PCOM) (TSE:PTS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The information services provider reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05. Points International had a negative net margin of 0.53% and a positive return on equity of 7.61%. The firm had revenue of $85.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $79.84 million. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Points International will post $0.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Points International announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, August 9th that allows the company to buyback 740,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the information services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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Points International Company Profile

Points International Ltd. (Points) provides a range of e-commerce and technology services to loyalty program operators using a common infrastructure. These services include a range of white label or private branded e-commerce services (Loyalty Currency Services) that enable the sale of loyalty currencies (such as frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card points), both retail and wholesale, and support the loyalty program consumer offerings and their back end operations.

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