News headlines about Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) have been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Perceptron earned a daily sentiment score of 0.37 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:
- 13D Filing: Moab Capital Partners and Perceptron Inc (NASDAQ:PRCP) (insidermonkey.com)
- Perceptron, Inc. (PRCP) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- 28.2% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Perceptron Call (PRCP) (mysmartrend.com)
- Perceptron Schedules Third-Quarter 2017 Conference Call/Webcast for May 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) traded down 0.70% during trading on Thursday, hitting $8.54. 50,442 shares of the stock traded hands. Perceptron has a 12 month low of $4.18 and a 12 month high of $8.87. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $8.19 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.04. The firm’s market cap is $80.20 million.
Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 6th. The company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.06) by $0.33. The firm had revenue of $21.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.85 million. Perceptron had a negative net margin of 24.03% and a positive return on equity of 0.66%. Analysts anticipate that Perceptron will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on PRCP. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Perceptron from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Craig Hallum set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Perceptron and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 7th.
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Perceptron, Inc develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software.
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