Sterling Construction Company (STRL) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.42

Media coverage about Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ:STRL) has trended positive on Saturday, Alpha One reports. Alpha One, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sterling Construction Company earned a coverage optimism score of 0.42 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 95 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected AlphaOne’s scoring:

STRL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Sterling Construction Company in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Sterling Construction Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.75 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Sterling Construction Company in a report on Tuesday, March 28th.

Shares of Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ:STRL) opened at 10.30 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $277.86 million. Sterling Construction Company has a one year low of $4.37 and a one year high of $11.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $8.94.

Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ:STRL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 9th. The construction company reported ($0.25) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.24) by $0.01. Sterling Construction Company had a negative net margin of 0.60% and a positive return on equity of 14.34%. The company had revenue of $168.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.87 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.06) earnings per share. Sterling Construction Company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Sterling Construction Company will post $0.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Sterling Construction Company

Sterling Construction Company, Inc is a heavy civil construction company engaged in the building and reconstruction of transportation and water infrastructure projects in Texas, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California, Hawaii and other states. The Company’s transportation infrastructure projects include highways, roads, bridges, airfields, ports and light rail.

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