Media stories about EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EPAM Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the information technology services provider an impact score of 47.2120976457915 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- EPAM Systems Inc (EPAM) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.97 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Critical Review: TTEC (TTEC) versus EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Nine EPAM Experts Named Sitecore® Most Valuable Professionals – GlobeNewswire (press release) (globenewswire.com)
- Nine EPAM Experts Named Sitecore Most Valuable Professionals NYSE:EPAM (menafn.com)
Several brokerages recently issued reports on EPAM. Zacks Investment Research downgraded EPAM Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Cowen set a $115.00 price target on EPAM Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Pivotal Research began coverage on EPAM Systems in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock. UBS Group downgraded EPAM Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $105.00 to $110.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, Bank of America raised their price target on EPAM Systems from $95.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $102.87.
EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The information technology services provider reported $0.92 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $377.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $368.22 million. EPAM Systems had a return on equity of 15.70% and a net margin of 9.41%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.76 EPS. equities research analysts predict that EPAM Systems will post 2.67 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, CEO Arkadiy Dobkin sold 75,000 shares of EPAM Systems stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $101.64, for a total transaction of $7,623,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Ronald P. Vargo sold 4,000 shares of EPAM Systems stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.32, for a total value of $405,280.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 98,600 shares of company stock worth $10,051,196 in the last ninety days. 6.17% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About EPAM Systems
EPAM Systems, Inc is a g provider of software product development and digital platform engineering services to clients located primarily in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Company’s service offerings cover the full software product development lifecycle from digital strategy and customer experience design to enterprise application platforms implementation and program management services and from complex software development services to maintenance, support, custom application development, application testing, and infrastructure management.
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