Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) Share Price

Media coverage about Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Criteo earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 45.9392319188698 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on CRTO shares. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up previously from $31.00) on shares of Criteo in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised Criteo from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Citigroup reissued a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 target price on shares of Criteo in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of Criteo in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (up previously from $26.00) on shares of Criteo in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.88.

Criteo stock opened at $24.30 on Friday. Criteo has a 1 year low of $25.24 and a 1 year high of $25.87. The company has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion, a PE ratio of 13.70 and a beta of 1.89.

Criteo (NASDAQ:CRTO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 2nd. The information services provider reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.14. Criteo had a return on equity of 14.52% and a net margin of 4.21%. The business had revenue of $240.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $233.08 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 14.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Criteo will post 1.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Criteo

Criteo SA, a technology company, engages in digital performance marketing in France and internationally. The company's Criteo Shopper Graph, which collects clients' proprietary commerce data, such as transaction activity on their digital properties. Its Criteo Engine solutions include recommendation algorithms that create tailored advertisements to specific customer interest by determining the specific products and services to include in the advertisement; predictive bidding algorithms that predict the probability and nature of a user's engagement with a given advertisement; and bidding engine for executing campaigns based on objectives set by the clients.

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