News stories about SAP (NYSE:SAP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SAP earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 45.8592327976606 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of SAP (SAP) traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $112.88. 369,841 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 694,076. The company has a market capitalization of $141,580.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.09, a PEG ratio of 3.32 and a beta of 1.13. SAP has a fifty-two week low of $85.42 and a fifty-two week high of $116.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.18.

SAP (NYSE:SAP) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The software maker reported $1.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.12. The business had revenue of $5.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.68 billion. SAP had a net margin of 15.80% and a return on equity of 15.43%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that SAP will post 4.13 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SAP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Monday, October 16th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of SAP in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, DZ Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $106.73.

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SAP Company Profile

SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).

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