Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Mattersight Corporation (MATR) Share Price

Headlines about Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Mattersight Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.09 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the software maker an impact score of 96 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR)

Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ MATR) traded down 1.89% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $2.60. 143,977 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $2.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.38. Mattersight Corporation has a one year low of $2.35 and a one year high of $4.65. The stock’s market cap is $84.98 million.

Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The software maker reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $10.96 million for the quarter. Mattersight Corporation had a negative net margin of 46.76% and a negative return on equity of 955.39%. Equities analysts predict that Mattersight Corporation will post ($0.54) earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Mattersight Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 16th.

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In other news, Director Tench Coxe purchased 225,253 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $3.65 per share, for a total transaction of $822,173.45. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 98,494 shares in the company, valued at approximately $359,503.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Hill Ventures Sutter purchased 203,543 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 1st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.65 per share, with a total value of $742,931.95. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now owns 852,651 shares in the company, valued at $3,112,176.15. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 498,796 shares of company stock valued at $1,740,705. Corporate insiders own 30.20% of the company’s stock.

About Mattersight Corporation

Mattersight Corporation offers behavioral analytics and provides personality-based software products. The Company uses various applications, including predictive behavioral routing, performance management, quality assurance and predictive analytics (collectively, Behavioral Analytics) to analyze and predict customer behavior based on the language exchanged between agents and customers during brand interactions.

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