Media headlines about Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sohu.com earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 46.1243637218863 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several research firms recently commented on SOHU. BidaskClub raised Sohu.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley raised Sohu.com from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $36.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine raised Sohu.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. TheStreet raised Sohu.com from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sohu.com from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sohu.com presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.50.
Shares of Sohu.com (SOHU) opened at 54.22 on Monday. Sohu.com has a one year low of $32.60 and a one year high of $58.98. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.11 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $53.57 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.42.
Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The information services provider reported ($1.85) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($1.73) by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $461.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $456.10 million. Sohu.com had a negative return on equity of 19.12% and a negative net margin of 17.93%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($1.61) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Sohu.com will post ($5.73) EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Sohu.com Company Profile
Sohu.com Inc (Sohu) is an online media, search and game service company, which is engaged in providing online products and services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company operates through three segments: the Sohu segment; the Sogou segment, and the Changyou segment.
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