News articles about Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zebra Technologies Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7330057798803 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Zebra Technologies Corporation (ZBRA) opened at 103.49 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $100.82 and a 200-day moving average price of $95.29. The firm’s market capitalization is $5.50 billion. Zebra Technologies Corporation has a 12-month low of $62.91 and a 12-month high of $109.30.

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The industrial products company reported $1.51 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.34 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $897 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $876.90 million. Zebra Technologies Corporation had a negative net margin of 1.14% and a positive return on equity of 38.88%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.34 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Zebra Technologies Corporation will post $6.61 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $118.00 price target (up from $107.00) on shares of Zebra Technologies Corporation in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zebra Technologies Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine cut Zebra Technologies Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Barrington Research increased their price target on Zebra Technologies Corporation from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Zebra Technologies Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $96.19.

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In other news, SVP Hugh K. Gagnier sold 9,388 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.42, for a total transaction of $942,742.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 48,460 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,866,353.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Richard L. Keyser sold 6,132 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.26, for a total transaction of $651,586.32. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,632 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,511,136.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 18,881 shares of company stock valued at $1,954,954. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

Zebra Technologies Corporation Company Profile

Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software.

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