Press coverage about SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SAP SE earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the software maker an impact score of 46.4245870733588 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.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- SAP Expands SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation (news.sap.com)
- BRIEF-SAP SE says blockchain initiative expands to 27 members (reuters.com)
- SAP Blockchain Initiative Expands to 27 Members (finance.yahoo.com)
- SAP Helps Businesses Across Europe and the Middle East Put People at the Center of Business (finance.yahoo.com)
- BRIEF-SAP SE says blockchain initiative expands to 27 members (feeds.reuters.com)
SAP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada increased their price objective on shares of SAP SE from $102.00 to $106.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. DZ Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of SAP SE in a report on Thursday, July 20th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of SAP SE from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of SAP SE from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of SAP SE from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the stock. SAP SE presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $106.45.
Shares of SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) traded down $0.22 on Tuesday, hitting $112.37. 518,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 721,495. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.18. The stock has a market cap of $138,373.11, a P/E ratio of 31.36, a PEG ratio of 3.25 and a beta of 1.14. SAP SE has a 1-year low of $80.93 and a 1-year high of $116.90.
SAP SE (NYSE:SAP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The software maker reported $1.01 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.12. SAP SE had a net margin of 15.80% and a return on equity of 15.43%. The firm had revenue of $5.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.68 billion. SAP SE’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that SAP SE will post 4.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.
SAP SE declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, July 20th that allows the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization allows the software maker to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
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SAP SE Company Profile
SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).
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