Actua (ACTA) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.04

News stories about Actua (NASDAQ:ACTA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Actua earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.6923170930184 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on ACTA shares. ValuEngine cut Actua from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. BidaskClub upgraded Actua from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Actua from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Barrington Research cut Actua from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th.

Shares of Actua (NASDAQ ACTA) remained flat at $$15.55 on Tuesday. 114,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 149,911. Actua has a one year low of $11.85 and a one year high of $15.95.

Actua (NASDAQ:ACTA) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The software maker reported ($0.19) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.05). Actua had a negative return on equity of 5.80% and a net margin of 67.78%. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.04) EPS. analysts expect that Actua will post -0.59 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CFO Raymond Kirk Morgan sold 1,687 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.60, for a total transaction of $26,317.20. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 155,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,423,616. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 5,061 shares of company stock worth $72,794 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 10.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Actua

Actua Corporation, formerly ICG Group, Inc, is a multi-vertical cloud technology company. The Company operates through two segments, which include the vertical cloud segment and the vertical cloud (venture) segment. The Company’s vertical cloud-based businesses include Bolt Solutions Inc (Bolt), Folio Dynamics Holdings Inc (FolioDynamix), GovDelivery Holdings, Inc (GovDelivery) and VelocityEHS Holdings, Inc (VelocityEHS), which operate in the commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, wealth management, government communications and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) markets, respectively.

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