Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Vision (EYE) Share Price

News headlines about National Vision (NASDAQ:EYE) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Vision earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.881113597297 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of National Vision (NASDAQ EYE) traded down $0.21 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $34.95. The company had a trading volume of 341,760 shares, compared to its average volume of 393,285. National Vision has a 1-year low of $27.19 and a 1-year high of $35.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.59, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.82.

EYE has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Company set a $37.00 target price on National Vision and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Bank of America initiated coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Morgan Stanley set a $36.00 target price on National Vision and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Citigroup initiated coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on National Vision in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $34.17.

In related news, CFO Patrick R. Moore purchased 4,500 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $22.00 per share, with a total value of $99,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, COO Raymond J. Mcallister purchased 11,200 shares of National Vision stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $22.00 per share, for a total transaction of $246,400.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

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About National Vision

National Vision Holdings, Inc is an optical retail company. The Company is focused on offering a variety of products and services for customers’ eye care needs. The Company’s segments include owned & host segment and legacy segment. The owned & host segment includes two owned brands, America’s Best and Eyeglass World, and Vista Optical locations in Fred Meyer stores.

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