Media stories about Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Safeguard Scientifics earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the asset manager an impact score of 46.7184749994961 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on SFE. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Safeguard Scientifics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Safeguard Scientifics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Safeguard Scientifics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th.
Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The asset manager reported ($1.43) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($1.11) by ($0.32). During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.92 EPS.
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About Safeguard Scientifics
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc is engaged in providing capital to technology companies within the fields of healthcare, financial services and digital media. The Company holds interest in companies, which it refers to as partner companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held interests in 29 non-consolidated partner companies.
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