News coverage about Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Workday earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.2314129159244 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Workday (NASDAQ WDAY) traded up $1.66 on Tuesday, reaching $103.40. 1,599,892 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,350,000. The stock has a market cap of $21,510.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -71.81 and a beta of 1.82. Workday has a 12-month low of $65.79 and a 12-month high of $116.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 2.11 and a current ratio of 2.11.

Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 29th. The software maker reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $555.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $541.05 million. Workday had a negative net margin of 16.91% and a negative return on equity of 19.73%. Workday’s revenue was up 35.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.03 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Workday will post -1.1 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on WDAY. TheStreet raised shares of Workday from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Workday from $108.00 to $117.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Drexel Hamilton reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $133.00 price target on shares of Workday in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $117.00 price target on shares of Workday in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Bank of America lifted their price target on shares of Workday from $123.00 to $134.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $103.03.

In other Workday news, Director Michael A. Stankey sold 12,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.10, for a total transaction of $1,276,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Aneel Bhusri sold 11,163 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.51, for a total transaction of $1,200,134.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 1,526,697 shares of company stock worth $162,307,101 over the last quarter. Insiders own 37.71% of the company’s stock.

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Workday Company Profile

Workday, Inc is a provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. The Company delivers financial management, human capital management and analytics applications designed for various companies, educational institutions and government agencies. As part of its applications, the Company provides embedded analytics that capture the content and context of everyday business events, facilitating informed decision-making from wherever users are working.

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