News coverage about iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. iRobot earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.0024754642048 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- iRobot Wipes the Floor With Another Competitor (fool.com)
- Why You should Invest In iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ:IRBT) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- iRobot Corp. (IRBT) Reports Pact with Black & Decker in Patent Dispute – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
- BRIEF-IRobot Announces Agreement With Black & Decker In Patent Dispute (IRBT) (markets.businessinsider.com)
- iRobot Announces Agreement with Black & Decker in Patent Dispute (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of iRobot (NASDAQ IRBT) opened at $77.14 on Wednesday. iRobot has a one year low of $52.12 and a one year high of $109.78. The company has a market cap of $2,130.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.59, a PEG ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.99.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of iRobot from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Sidoti upgraded shares of iRobot from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of iRobot from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $65.00 price objective (down from $95.00) on shares of iRobot in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of iRobot in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. iRobot has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.75.
iRobot Company Profile
iRobot Corporation is a consumer robot company, which is engaged in designing and building robots. The Company’s portfolio of solutions features various technologies for the connected home and various concepts in mapping, navigation, mobility and artificial intelligence. The Company sells various products that are designed for use at home.
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