News stories about Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) have been trending somewhat negative on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Monotype Imaging earned a news impact score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.1597096588305 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) opened at $24.05 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,003.70, a P/E ratio of 126.58, a PEG ratio of 8.02 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a quick ratio of 2.43, a current ratio of 2.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. Monotype Imaging has a 12-month low of $15.75 and a 12-month high of $25.77.

Monotype Imaging (NASDAQ:TYPE) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The software maker reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.03. The company had revenue of $60.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $59.35 million. Monotype Imaging had a net margin of 0.06% and a return on equity of 2.47%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Monotype Imaging will post 0.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $0.113 dividend. This represents a $0.45 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th.

A number of research firms have issued reports on TYPE. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. B. Riley boosted their target price on shares of Monotype Imaging from $20.00 to $24.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Monotype Imaging from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Monotype Imaging from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Monotype Imaging from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Monotype Imaging presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $23.17.

In related news, VP Janet M. Dunlap sold 8,063 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $201,575.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 92,913 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,322,825. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 2.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Monotype Imaging Company Profile

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc is engaged in the development, marketing and licensing of technologies and fonts. The Company empowers expression and engagement for creatives, designers, engineers and marketers. It organizes its business operations into two areas: creative professionals and original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

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