News headlines about West Corporation (NASDAQ:WSTC) have been trending positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. West Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 86 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely 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’s rankings:

Shares of West Corporation (WSTC) traded up 0.09% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $23.35. 26,350 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $23.19 and its 200-day moving average is $24.24. West Corporation has a 1-year low of $19.64 and a 1-year high of $28.57. The firm has a market cap of $1.95 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.77 and a beta of 1.59.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $23.50 target price on shares of West Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of West Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Robert W. Baird lowered shares of West Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $28.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of West Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 6th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of West Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.10.

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In other West Corporation news, insider Rodney J. Kempkes sold 3,382 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.27, for a total value of $78,699.14. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 58,893 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,370,440.11. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Rodney J. Kempkes sold 1,160 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.15, for a total transaction of $26,854.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 62,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,441,666.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 7,799 shares of company stock valued at $188,379 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 4.60% of the company’s stock.

About West Corporation

West Corporation is a provider of communication and network infrastructure services. The Company helps its clients communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a portfolio of solutions that include unified communications services, safety services, and interactive services, such as automated notifications, specialized agent services and telecom services.

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