Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) Stock Price

Media headlines about Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Fair Isaac Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.9993175736356 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) traded up $1.43 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $155.43. 43,859 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 155,813. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95. The company has a market cap of $4,618.49, a PE ratio of 38.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.18 and a beta of 1.26. Fair Isaac Corporation has a 12 month low of $112.00 and a 12 month high of $155.97.

Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $1.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.17 by $0.48. The company had revenue of $253.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $249.11 million. Fair Isaac Corporation had a net margin of 13.76% and a return on equity of 30.03%. Fair Isaac Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.28 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Fair Isaac Corporation will post 3.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Fair Isaac Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Fair Isaac Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Barclays PLC increased their price objective on shares of Fair Isaac Corporation from $135.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company upped their target price on shares of Fair Isaac Corporation from $150.00 to $160.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st.

In related news, Director Joanna Rees purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $152.00 per share, with a total value of $456,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at $758,328. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director A George Battle sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.46, for a total transaction of $752,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,259 shares in the company, valued at $3,198,629.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Fair Isaac Corporation Company Profile

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a provider of analytic, software and data management products and services that enable businesses to automate and connect decisions. The Company operates through three segments: Applications, Scores and Decision Management Software. The Applications segment includes pre-configured decision management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process, such as marketing, account origination, customer management, fraud, collections and insurance claims management.

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