Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Actua (ACTA) Stock Price

News stories about Actua (NASDAQ:ACTA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. Actua earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the software maker an impact score of 46.2963053701839 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Actua (ACTA) remained flat at $$15.85 on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 213,738. Actua has a 52-week low of $11.85 and a 52-week high of $16.05. The company has a market cap of $518.65, a P/E ratio of -51.13 and a beta of 1.67.

Actua (NASDAQ:ACTA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The software maker reported ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by ($0.05). During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.04) earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Actua will post -1.01 EPS for the current year.

ACTA has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Actua from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. ValuEngine raised Actua from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Barrington Research downgraded Actua from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Actua from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th.

In other news, CFO Raymond Kirk Morgan sold 1,687 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.45, for a total value of $26,064.15. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 153,673 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,374,247.85. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders sold a total of 5,061 shares of company stock worth $78,446 in the last three months. Company insiders own 10.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Actua

Actua Corporation, formerly ICG Group, Inc, is a multi-vertical cloud technology company. The Company operates through two segments, which include the vertical cloud segment and the vertical cloud (venture) segment. The Company’s vertical cloud-based businesses include Bolt Solutions Inc (Bolt), GovDelivery Holdings, Inc (GovDelivery) and VelocityEHS Holdings, Inc (VelocityEHS), which operate in the commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, wealth management, government communications and environmental, health and safety (EH&S) markets, respectively.

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