Blucora (BCOR) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.12

Media coverage about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blucora earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information services provider an impact score of 46.073399250766 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Blucora (BCOR) traded up 0.20% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $25.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 230,001 shares. Blucora has a 1-year low of $10.98 and a 1-year high of $26.15. The company’s market capitalization is $1.13 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $24.64 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.80.

Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The information services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $139.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.07 million. Blucora had a net margin of 2.50% and a return on equity of 2.56%. Blucora’s revenue was up 15.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Blucora will post $1.36 EPS for the current year.

BCOR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Blucora from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Barrington Research boosted their target price on Blucora from $23.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research raised Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Blucora from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.50.

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Blucora Company Profile

Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.

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