MicroStrategy (MSTR) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.16

News headlines about MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MicroStrategy earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the software maker an impact score of 46.4696489304366 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised MicroStrategy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Deutsche Bank AG lowered MicroStrategy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $220.00 to $180.00 in a research note on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub upgraded MicroStrategy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. First Analysis lowered MicroStrategy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $225.00 to $140.00 in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, TheStreet lowered MicroStrategy from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $183.50.

Shares of MicroStrategy (MSTR) traded down 2.53% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $126.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 150,756 shares. MicroStrategy has a 12-month low of $123.36 and a 12-month high of $207.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.99 and a beta of 0.86. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $129.44 and a 200 day moving average of $172.39.

MicroStrategy (NASDAQ:MSTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The software maker reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.60 by ($0.64). The firm had revenue of $120.61 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $125.18 million. MicroStrategy had a return on equity of 14.99% and a net margin of 16.37%. The company’s revenue was down 2.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.64 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that MicroStrategy will post $4.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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MicroStrategy Company Profile

MicroStrategy Incorporated is a provider of enterprise software platforms around the world. The Company is engaged in the design, development, marketing and sales of its software platform through licensing arrangements, and cloud-based subscriptions and related services. It focuses on providing enterprise customers with software platform and services for deploying intelligence applications.

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