Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Safeguard Scientifics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 45.8031483936494 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Safeguard Scientifics (SFE) opened at $11.35 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $231.68, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.52 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. Safeguard Scientifics has a twelve month low of $10.65 and a twelve month high of $14.40.

Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The asset manager reported ($0.91) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($1.11) by $0.20. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned ($1.18) earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Safeguard Scientifics will post -4.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SFE has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Safeguard Scientifics from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “mkt perform” rating and set a $13.25 price target on shares of Safeguard Scientifics in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Safeguard Scientifics from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

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Safeguard Scientifics Company Profile

Safeguard Scientifics, Inc is engaged in providing capital to technology companies within the fields of healthcare, financial services and digital media. The Company holds interest in companies, which it refers to as partner companies. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held interests in 29 non-consolidated partner companies.

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