News articles about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blucora earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 46.3411384655197 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Blucora stock opened at $24.65 on Thursday. Blucora has a 52 week low of $16.45 and a 52 week high of $26.15. The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 1.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. The firm has a market cap of $1,130.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 42.50, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.79 and a beta of -0.10.
Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The information services provider reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $97.85 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $91.99 million. Blucora had a net margin of 5.31% and a return on equity of 11.22%. The business’s revenue was up 12.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.18) earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Blucora will post 1.54 EPS for the current year.
BCOR has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Blucora from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Blucora from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Benchmark reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Blucora in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Blucora from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Blucora has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.25.
In other news, CMO Mathieu Frederic Stevenson sold 33,572 shares of Blucora stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.03, for a total transaction of $806,735.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 58,882 shares in the company, valued at $1,414,934.46. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO John S. Clendening sold 35,150 shares of Blucora stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.46, for a total transaction of $859,769.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 175,272 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,842 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 14.10% of the company’s stock.
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Blucora Company Profile
Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.
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