Media stories about Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Care.com earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the information services provider an impact score of 46.786628113007 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of analysts have weighed in on CRCM shares. TheStreet raised Care.com from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Care.com from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Care.com from $12.00 to $14.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Roth Capital raised Care.com from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $14.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised Care.com from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Care.com currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.67.
Shares of Care.com (NYSE:CRCM) traded down $0.33 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $18.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 327,440 shares, compared to its average volume of 456,725. Care.com has a 12 month low of $8.01 and a 12 month high of $20.88. The firm has a market capitalization of $560.75, a PE ratio of 50.38, a P/E/G ratio of 4.05 and a beta of 1.04.
In other news, insider David Krupinski sold 3,326 shares of Care.com stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.56, for a total value of $48,426.56. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 176,128 shares in the company, valued at $2,564,423.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo sold 13,000 shares of Care.com stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.96, for a total value of $246,480.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 169,353 shares of company stock worth $2,896,522 over the last quarter. 24.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Care.com, Inc is an online marketplace for finding and managing family care. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 22.8 million members, including 12.9 million families and 9.9 million caregivers, spanning 19 countries. Its consumer matching solutions allow families to search for, qualify, vet, connect with and select caregivers.
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