News stories about Workiva (NYSE:WK) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Workiva earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the software maker an impact score of 47.1909457269016 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Workiva from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of Workiva from $19.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Workiva in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Northland Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Workiva in a research note on Sunday, October 29th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Workiva from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.14.

Workiva (NYSE:WK) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $22.10. 139,368 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 140,198. Workiva has a 1 year low of $12.15 and a 1 year high of $23.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.29, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.90.

Workiva (NYSE:WK) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The software maker reported ($0.23) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.40) by $0.17. Workiva had a negative net margin of 18.83% and a negative return on equity of 13,251.94%. The company had revenue of $52.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($0.23) EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Workiva will post -1.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Jerome M. Behar sold 115,195 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total value of $2,303,900.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, major shareholder Jerome M. Behar sold 57,186 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.00, for a total transaction of $1,143,720.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 278,535 shares of company stock worth $5,703,861 in the last 90 days. 33.29% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Workiva

Workiva Inc provides enterprises with cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight into business data. The Company created Wdesk, a collaborative work management platform for organizations to collect, link, report and analyze their business data. Wdesk’s word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail.

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