Media stories about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ACI Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 90 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) traded down 1.55% during trading on Friday, reaching $22.29. 1,079,069 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $2.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 67.34 and a beta of 1.38. ACI Worldwide has a 12-month low of $15.11 and a 12-month high of $23.97. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $22.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.78.
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The technology company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.09) by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $231.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $217.24 million. ACI Worldwide had a return on equity of 7.34% and a net margin of 3.80%. ACI Worldwide’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that ACI Worldwide will post $0.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on ACIW. BidaskClub lowered shares of ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of ACI Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of ACI Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Avondale Partners lowered shares of ACI Worldwide from a “market outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of ACI Worldwide from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 16th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. ACI Worldwide has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.33.
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About ACI Worldwide
ACI Worldwide, Inc develops, markets, installs and supports a line of software products and services primarily focused on facilitating electronic payments. The Company also distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, both in domestic and international markets.
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