Press coverage about Workday (NYSE:WDAY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Workday earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 44.7205191031255 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) traded down 1.11% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $103.83. 1,595,692 shares of the stock traded hands. Workday has a one year low of $65.79 and a one year high of $111.45. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $104.37 and a 200-day moving average price of $95.86. The stock’s market capitalization is $21.60 billion.

Workday (NYSE:WDAY) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The software maker reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $525.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $507.44 million. Workday had a negative net margin of 19.78% and a negative return on equity of 24.07%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 40.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.04) EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Workday will post $0.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on WDAY shares. Royal Bank Of Canada cut their target price on shares of Workday from $105.00 to $96.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 target price (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Workday in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group set a $106.00 target price on shares of Workday and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 3rd. Cowen and Company reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $100.00 target price (up previously from $93.00) on shares of Workday in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Workday from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-one have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Workday presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $98.79.

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In related news, Director David A. Duffield sold 268,454 shares of Workday stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.20, for a total transaction of $26,093,728.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO James Bozzini sold 6,300 shares of Workday stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.12, for a total transaction of $618,156.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,314,749 shares of company stock valued at $135,370,554 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 37.71% of the company’s stock.

About Workday

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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