Instructure (INST) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.18

Media headlines about Instructure (NYSE:INST) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Instructure earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.5350063255924 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Instructure (INST) opened at $32.90 on Wednesday. Instructure has a 52-week low of $18.80 and a 52-week high of $36.60.

Instructure (NYSE:INST) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The technology company reported ($0.27) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.31) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $42.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $40.57 million. Instructure had a negative net margin of 34.82% and a negative return on equity of 827.22%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 42.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.34) earnings per share. analysts predict that Instructure will post -1.75 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have issued reports on INST. Macquarie began coverage on shares of Instructure in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $41.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Instructure in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Instructure from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Instructure from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their price objective on shares of Instructure to $43.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.00.

In other news, EVP Marc T. Maloy sold 2,000 shares of Instructure stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.52, for a total value of $67,040.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Matthew Kaminer sold 3,000 shares of Instructure stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.61, for a total transaction of $103,830.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 16,146 shares in the company, valued at approximately $558,813.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 67,867 shares of company stock worth $2,336,055. Insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Instructure

Instructure, Inc provides cloud-based learning management platform for academic institutions and companies across the world. The Company operates in the cloud-based learning management systems segment. The Company builds its learning management applications, Canvas for the education market and Bridge for the corporate market, to enable its customers to develop, deliver and manage face-to-face and online learning experiences.

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