News stories about The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. 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. The Advisory Board earned a daily sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1573207807827 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

The Advisory Board (ABCO) remained flat at $$53.83 during trading on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,190.00, a P/E ratio of 32.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.34. The Advisory Board has a 12-month low of $30.40 and a 12-month high of $59.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on ABCO. William Blair cut The Advisory Board from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of The Advisory Board in a report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of The Advisory Board in a report on Friday, November 10th. Canaccord Genuity cut The Advisory Board from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $56.00 to $54.29 in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of The Advisory Board in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Advisory Board presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.95.

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The Advisory Board Company Profile

The Advisory Board Company is a provider of software and solutions to the healthcare and higher education industries. The Company offers subscription-based membership programs, software and data-enabled services. All of its programs are rooted in best practices and extends across four areas, including Best practices research, Technology, Data-enabled services and Consulting services.

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