Omnicell (OMCL) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Omnicell earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7314072027516 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) opened at $50.50 on Thursday. Omnicell has a 1 year low of $31.85 and a 1 year high of $55.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.42. Omnicell had a negative net margin of 0.51% and a negative return on equity of 0.79%. The company had revenue of $186.78 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $192.45 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Omnicell will post 0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have commented on OMCL. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Omnicell from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price (up previously from $52.00) on shares of Omnicell in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Benchmark upped their target price on shares of Omnicell from $55.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $55.14.

In other news, VP Peter J. Kuipers sold 3,532 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.96, for a total value of $179,990.72. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 40,714 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,074,785.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Dan S. Johnston sold 14,613 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.81, for a total transaction of $698,647.53. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,621 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,085,520.01. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 31,090 shares of company stock valued at $1,510,221 in the last three months. 3.77% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Omnicell Company Profile

Omnicell, Inc provides automation and business analytics software solutions for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum, from the acute care hospital setting to post-acute skilled nursing and long-term care facilities to the home. It operates through two segments: Automation and Analytics, and Medication Adherence.

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