Media stories about Mistras Group (NYSE:MG) have been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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. Mistras Group earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 47.3850345548445 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research firms have weighed in on MG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mistras Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Canaccord Genuity upped their price target on Mistras Group from $20.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Stephens set a $24.00 price target on Mistras Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Mistras Group in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.38.

Shares of Mistras Group (NYSE MG) opened at $21.31 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $620.98, a P/E ratio of 152.23 and a beta of 1.19. Mistras Group has a twelve month low of $17.00 and a twelve month high of $23.83. The company has a current ratio of 2.21, a quick ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Mistras Group (NYSE:MG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $179.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $172.28 million. Mistras Group had a return on equity of 6.16% and a net margin of 0.68%. equities research analysts predict that Mistras Group will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Michael C. Keefe sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.80, for a total transaction of $91,200.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 38,761 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $883,750.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 44.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Mistras Group

Mistras Group, Inc offers asset protection solutions and is a provider of technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. The Company’s segments are Services segment, which provides asset protection solutions in North America with concentration on the United States along with a Canadian services business, consisting of non-destructive testing, and inspection and engineering services that are used to evaluate structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure; International segment, which offers services, products and systems similar to those of its Services and Products and Systems segments to markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and South America, and Products and Systems segment, which designs, manufactures, sells, installs and services asset protection products and systems, including equipment and instrumentation.

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