Cision (CISN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

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News stories about Cision (NYSE:CISN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cision earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8318024643299 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Cision stock opened at $17.85 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.32 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.90. Cision has a 12-month low of $11.13 and a 12-month high of $18.28.

Cision (NYSE:CISN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $187.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $182.67 million. Cision had a negative net margin of 12.62% and a positive return on equity of 8.79%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.14 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Cision will post 0.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CISN has been the subject of a number of research reports. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a report on Friday, May 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Cision from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a report on Monday, June 4th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on shares of Cision in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on shares of Cision in a report on Tuesday, June 19th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $20.00 price target for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Cision has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.10.

In other Cision news, Director L. Dyson Dryden sold 244,755 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.45, for a total transaction of $3,536,709.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Mark Ein sold 110,140 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.45, for a total transaction of $1,591,523.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.

About Cision

Cision Ltd. provides public relations (PR) software, media distribution, media intelligence, and related professional services worldwide. The company enables public relations and communications professionals to manage, execute, and measure their strategic PR and communications programs. It offers Cision Communications Cloud, an earned media cloud-based platform that brands can use to build relationships with influencers and buyers in order to amplify their marketplace influence; and provides media database that offers access to influencers when planning a campaign, as well as to schedule and record various interactions with contacts.

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