Media stories about Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shutterfly earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.4128985228963 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Shutterfly (SFLY) opened at $47.03 on Friday. Shutterfly has a 52 week low of $39.76 and a 52 week high of $53.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,580.00, a PE ratio of 74.16 and a beta of 0.84.

Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The technology company reported ($0.78) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.79) by $0.01. Shutterfly had a return on equity of 4.66% and a net margin of 0.81%. The company had revenue of $195.44 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $191.65 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted ($0.86) EPS. Shutterfly’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Shutterfly will post 0.45 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on SFLY shares. ValuEngine raised Shutterfly from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Shutterfly from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Shutterfly in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of Shutterfly in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Shutterfly currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $53.50.

In other Shutterfly news, SVP Satish Menon sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.30, for a total transaction of $1,057,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 38,221 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,616,748.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Michael W. Pope sold 35,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.08, for a total value of $1,472,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 17,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $736,400. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 71,363 shares of company stock valued at $3,077,580. 0.80% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Shutterfly

Shutterfly, Inc is an online manufacturer and retailer of personalized products and services. The Company focuses on helping consumers manage their memories through the medium of photography. The Company’s segments are Consumer and Shutterfly Business Solutions (SBS). The Consumer segment offers photo-based products, such as photo books, stationery and greeting cards, other photo-based merchandise, photo prints and statement gifts.

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