News headlines about EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) have trended very positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. EXFO earned a daily sentiment score of 0.54 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of EXFO (EXFO) remained flat at $5.30 during mid-day trading on Thursday. EXFO has a 52 week low of $3.07 and a 52 week high of $6.15. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $4.92 and a 200-day moving average of $5.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $289.22 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.41 and a beta of 0.43.
EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 29th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.04. The company had revenue of $60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.47 million. EXFO had a return on equity of 4.08% and a net margin of 3.05%. The business’s revenue was up 11.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that EXFO will post $0.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. National Bank Financial restated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $5.50 price objective on shares of EXFO in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut EXFO from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.75 price objective on shares of EXFO in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.20.
EXFO Inc is a Canada-based company, which provides communications service providers (CSPs) and data center, cloud and Web-scale operators with field test, service assurance and analytics solutions to ensure the deployment, maintenance and management of physical, virtual, fixed and mobile networks. It focuses on network infrastructures: fourth generation (4G)/long-term evolution (LTE), wireless backhaul, small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), 100G network upgrades and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)/fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC)/fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) deployments.
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