Press coverage about EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EXFO earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 46.5221919977366 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- EXFO Forecasted to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of ($0.06) Per Share (EXFO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- EXFO (EXFO) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2019 EPS Estimates for EXFO Reduced by Analyst (EXFO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Royal Bank of Canada Reaffirms “Hold” Rating for EXFO (EXFO) (americanbankingnews.com)
- BRIEF-EXFO Reports Q2 Loss Per Share $0.08 (reuters.com)
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of EXFO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EXFO from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of EXFO in a research note on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. EXFO currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.30.
EXFO traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, hitting $3.90. 7,598 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 56,964. The stock has a market capitalization of $211.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.57 and a beta of 0.60. EXFO has a 1 year low of $3.72 and a 1 year high of $5.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 2.11.
EXFO (NASDAQ:EXFO) (TSE:EXF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 9th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $63.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $62.80 million. EXFO had a negative net margin of 2.18% and a positive return on equity of 4.50%. equities research analysts forecast that EXFO will post 0.24 earnings per share for the current year.
EXFO Inc develops, manufactures, and markets smarter network test, monitoring, and analytics solutions for communications service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and Webscale companies. It offers lab and manufacturing testing systems, including lab platforms; network simulation and load testing tools to meet the mobile telecom and VOIP/IMS network test challenges; transport and datacom solutions, such as Ethernet testing, fiber channel testing, DSn/PDH and SONET/SDH testing, synchronization testing, and SONET/SDH, OTN, and multiservice testing solutions; and optical products comprising power meters, light sources and amplifiers, variable attenuators, switch and utility modules, polarization analysis, optical communication analyzers, spectral testing products, bit-error-rate testing products, optical benchtop kits, osics multifunction platform, optical component testers, and tunable filters.
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