The Advisory Board (ABCO) Receives News Impact Score of 0.16

Media headlines about The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Advisory Board earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.2788375749118 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of The Advisory Board in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of The Advisory Board in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut The Advisory Board from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $57.00 to $54.00 in a report on Monday, October 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.95.

The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) opened at $53.83 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.07. The Advisory Board has a 52 week low of $30.40 and a 52 week high of $59.50. The company has a market capitalization of $2,190.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.34.

The Advisory Board (NASDAQ:ABCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by ($0.18). The Advisory Board had a positive return on equity of 0.48% and a negative net margin of 3.42%. sell-side analysts predict that The Advisory Board will post 1.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board Company is a provider of software and solutions to the healthcare and higher education industries. The Company offers subscription-based membership programs, software and data-enabled services. All of its programs are rooted in best practices and extends across four areas, including Best practices research, Technology, Data-enabled services and Consulting services.

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