Novartis AG (NVS) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.28

Media headlines about Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Novartis AG earned a news sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.494972535589 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $84.48. The company had a trading volume of 1,540,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,325,532. Novartis AG has a 1-year low of $66.93 and a 1-year high of $86.90. The company has a market capitalization of $199,372.34, a PE ratio of 17.74, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.81.

Novartis AG (NYSE:NVS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04. Novartis AG had a return on equity of 15.77% and a net margin of 13.73%. The business had revenue of $12.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.21 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Novartis AG will post 4.75 earnings per share for the current year.

NVS has been the topic of several analyst reports. Morgan Stanley upgraded Novartis AG from an “underweight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut Novartis AG from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Cowen and Company set a $90.00 target price on Novartis AG and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Novartis AG in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Novartis AG from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.32.

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Novartis AG Company Profile

Novartis AG is a holding company, which provides healthcare solutions. The Company is engaged in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of a range of healthcare products led by pharmaceuticals. The Company’s segments include Innovative Medicines, Sandoz, Alcon and Corporate activities.

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