Media headlines about Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Zebra Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.6621913156692 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- ZBRA Crosses Above Average Analyst Target (nasdaq.com)
- Northcoast Research Weighs in on Zebra Technologies Corp.’s FY2018 Earnings (ZBRA) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) Downgraded to “Hold” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zebra Technologies (ZBRA) Upgraded to Hold at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research analysts have issued reports on ZBRA shares. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $125.00 price objective on shares of Zebra Technologies in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Wellington Shields raised shares of Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Zebra Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Northcoast Research raised shares of Zebra Technologies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Zebra Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $114.88.
Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The industrial products company reported $1.87 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.73 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $935.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $914.98 million. Zebra Technologies had a net margin of 0.82% and a return on equity of 41.17%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.43 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Zebra Technologies will post 6.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Frank Blaise Modruson bought 1,540 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $103.88 per share, with a total value of $159,975.20. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 12,556 shares in the company, valued at $1,304,317.28. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Michael Cho sold 1,000 shares of Zebra Technologies stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.15, for a total transaction of $110,150.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 10,426 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,148,423.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies Corporation designs, manufactures and sells a range of automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) products. The Company’s AIDC products include mobile computers, barcode scanners, radio frequency identification (RFID) readers, wireless local area network (WLAN) products, specialty printers for barcode labeling and personal identification, real-time location systems (RTLS), related accessories and supplies, such as self-adhesive labels and other consumables, and utilities and application software.
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