ExlService Holdings (EXLS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ExlService Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3406301370757 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

EXLS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ExlService Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of ExlService Holdings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of ExlService Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $54.00 to $59.00 in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of ExlService Holdings in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Barrington Research set a $65.00 price target on shares of ExlService Holdings and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.50.

Shares of ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) traded down 0.26% on Friday, hitting $62.44. 208,794 shares of the stock traded hands. ExlService Holdings has a 12-month low of $42.02 and a 12-month high of $62.92. The firm has a market cap of $2.12 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.59 and a beta of 1.27. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $58.78 and its 200 day moving average is $54.57.

ExlService Holdings (NASDAQ:EXLS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.03. ExlService Holdings had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 9.94%. The company had revenue of $192.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $191.20 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.61 earnings per share. ExlService Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that ExlService Holdings will post $2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Villa Rembert De sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.01, for a total value of $50,409.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 10,697 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $599,138.97. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Rohit Kapoor sold 42,118 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.96, for a total value of $2,483,277.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 345,249 shares of company stock valued at $20,005,339 over the last three months. 5.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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ExlService Holdings Company Profile

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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