Upland Software (UPLD) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19

News headlines about Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Upland Software earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the software maker an impact score of 46.2957399299697 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) traded up $0.41 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $22.74. 145,300 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 159,875. The company has a market capitalization of $472.44, a PE ratio of -23.69, a PEG ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. Upland Software has a 12-month low of $9.99 and a 12-month high of $25.56.

Upland Software (NASDAQ:UPLD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The software maker reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.01. Upland Software had a negative net margin of 18.89% and a negative return on equity of 13.22%. The business had revenue of $26.07 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.33 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.11 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 35.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Upland Software will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Upland Software from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised Upland Software from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Upland Software from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Upland Software presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.40.

In related news, CEO John T. Mcdonald sold 67,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.23, for a total transaction of $1,500,525.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,758,288 shares in the company, valued at $39,086,742.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Michael Douglass Hill sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.31, for a total transaction of $486,200.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 2,039,712 shares of company stock worth $44,932,254. 30.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Upland Software

Upland Software Inc is a provider of cloud-based enterprise work management software. The Company provides a family of cloud-based enterprise work management software applications for the information technology, process excellence, finance, professional services and marketing functions within organizations.

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