Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Zebra Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.5365023724212 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) opened at $114.92 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.01, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 1.22. Zebra Technologies has a 1 year low of $84.01 and a 1 year high of $126.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,930.00, a P/E ratio of 201.61, a P/E/G ratio of 2.09 and a beta of 1.67.

Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $1.87 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.14. Zebra Technologies had a return on equity of 41.17% and a net margin of 0.82%. The company had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $914.98 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.43 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Zebra Technologies will post 6.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Imperial Capital upgraded Zebra Technologies from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $95.00 to $120.00 in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Zebra Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price objective on Zebra Technologies to $132.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $115.88.

In related news, SVP Michael Cho sold 1,000 shares of Zebra Technologies stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total transaction of $110,150.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,426 shares in the company, valued at $1,148,423.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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About Zebra Technologies

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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