Sierra Wireless (SWIR) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSE:SW) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sierra Wireless earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the communications equipment provider an impact score of 45.2319831188759 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) traded down 0.23% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $22.15. The stock had a trading volume of 367,691 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $22.01 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.46. The firm has a market cap of $707.67 million, a PE ratio of 34.77 and a beta of 3.15. Sierra Wireless has a 52 week low of $12.30 and a 52 week high of $31.95.

Several research analysts have commented on SWIR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Sierra Wireless from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Scotiabank downgraded Sierra Wireless from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $22.00 to $23.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Sierra Wireless from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Howard Weil raised Sierra Wireless to a “sector perform” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Macquarie raised Sierra Wireless from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $12.30 to $23.00 in a research note on Friday, August 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Sierra Wireless presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.08.

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Sierra Wireless Company Profile

Sierra Wireless, Inc is engaged in building the Internet of Things (IoT) with wireless solutions for organizations. The Company’s OEM Solution segment offers cellular embedded wireless modules for IoT connectivity, including an embedded application framework to support customer applications. The Company’s Enterprise Solution segment offers intelligent routers and gateways, including management tools and applications that enable cellular connectivity.

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