Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) Stock Price

Media coverage about Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ:PNTR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pointer Telocation earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.8823720766426 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on PNTR shares. Roth Capital lowered shares of Pointer Telocation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Sunday, November 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target for the company in a research report on Saturday, November 18th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Pointer Telocation from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $19.25 price target on shares of Pointer Telocation in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $18.00 price target on shares of Pointer Telocation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.80.

Pointer Telocation (NASDAQ PNTR) opened at $17.70 on Thursday. Pointer Telocation has a one year low of $6.78 and a one year high of $18.94. The stock has a market cap of $140.19, a PE ratio of 16.31 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a quick ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12.

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About Pointer Telocation

Pointer Telocation Ltd. is a provider of mobile resource management (MRM) products and services for the automotive, insurance industries and other mobile tracking markets, such as cargo, assets, shipping and containers. The Company offers roadside assistance (RSA) services, automobile repair and towing services, stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) and other services.

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