News stories about ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. ExlService earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0321461991807 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- ExlService (EXLS) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- ExlService (EXLS) Upgraded to “Buy” by ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- ExlService (EXLS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- ExlService Holdings, Inc. (EXLS) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub upgraded ExlService from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded ExlService from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Cowen cut ExlService from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. William Blair reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of ExlService in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut ExlService from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $62.50.
Shares of ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) opened at $59.34 on Friday. ExlService has a 52 week low of $44.82 and a 52 week high of $64.34. The company has a quick ratio of 3.14, a current ratio of 3.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,042.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.16.
ExlService (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The business services provider reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.02. ExlService had a return on equity of 15.09% and a net margin of 6.41%. The company had revenue of $197.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $194.86 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.61 earnings per share. ExlService’s quarterly revenue was up 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that ExlService will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.
In other news, EVP Nalin Kumar Miglani sold 5,157 shares of ExlService stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.14, for a total transaction of $299,827.98. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Villa Rembert De sold 3,428 shares of ExlService stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.01, for a total value of $205,714.28. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 9,335 shares in the company, valued at approximately $560,193.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 17,014 shares of company stock worth $1,026,173 in the last quarter. Insiders own 5.80% of the company’s stock.
ExlService Holdings, Inc is an operations management and analytics company. The Company segments include Insurance; Healthcare; Travel, Transportation and Logistics; Finance and Accounting (F&A); Analytics, and All Other. The Insurance operating segment serves property and casualty insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, annuity and retirement services companies.
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