S&P Global (SPGI) Earns News Impact Score of 0.17

News stories about S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. S&P Global earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0377872007037 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Nomura assumed coverage on shares of S&P Global in a research report on Thursday. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $160.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of S&P Global from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $197.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday. BMO Capital Markets cut shares of S&P Global from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $166.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $176.00 price objective on shares of S&P Global in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of S&P Global from $154.00 to $158.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. S&P Global presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $171.46.

Shares of S&P Global (NYSE SPGI) traded up $1.24 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $177.64. 711,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 820,189. S&P Global has a one year low of $111.94 and a one year high of $178.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.00, a current ratio of 1.52 and a quick ratio of 1.52. The stock has a market capitalization of $45,300.00, a PE ratio of 26.09, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.51.

S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.52 by $0.19. S&P Global had a net margin of 30.15% and a return on equity of 187.30%. The company had revenue of $1.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.45 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.43 earnings per share. S&P Global’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that S&P Global will post 6.66 EPS for the current year.

In related news, EVP Courtney Geduldig sold 1,596 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $156.50, for a total transaction of $249,774.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 2,663 shares in the company, valued at $416,759.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CEO Douglas L. Peterson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.79, for a total transaction of $631,160.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 140,743 shares in the company, valued at approximately $22,207,837.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 7,000 shares of company stock worth $1,104,704 in the last quarter. 0.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About S&P Global

S&P Global Inc, formerly McGraw Hill Financial Inc, is a provider of ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Ratings, which provides credit ratings, research and analytics to investors, issuers and other market participants; Market and Commodities Intelligence, which offers multi-asset-class data, research and analytical capabilities that integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver their customers in the commodity and energy markets access to information, data, analytic services and pricing and benchmarks, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices), which is an index provider that maintains a range of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors.

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