Media coverage about Franklin Covey (NYSE:FC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Franklin Covey earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9285474928799 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.
FC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Franklin Covey from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Franklin Covey from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of Franklin Covey in a research report on Sunday, July 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.00.
Franklin Covey (FC) opened at 19.80 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.21 and a 200-day moving average of $19.55. Franklin Covey has a 52-week low of $15.20 and a 52-week high of $22.45. The stock’s market capitalization is $274.41 million.
In related news, Director Joel Clinton Peterson sold 1,792 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.59, for a total value of $33,313.28. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 227,072 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,221,268.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders sold 5,377 shares of company stock worth $102,915 over the last ninety days. 33.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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About Franklin Covey
Franklin Covey Co is a global company specializing in performance improvement. The Company’s segments are Direct Offices, Strategic Markets, Education practice and International Licensees. The Direct Offices segment consists of its geographic sales offices that serve the United States and Canada, its international sales offices located in Japan, the United Kingdom and Australia, and its public programs group.
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