Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Perceptron (PRCP) Stock Price

Media coverage about Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) has trended somewhat negative this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Perceptron earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 93 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP)

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Perceptron from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th.

Shares of Perceptron (NASDAQ PRCP) traded down 0.82% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.27. 9,574 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $7.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.56. The firm’s market cap is $68.48 million. Perceptron has a 52-week low of $4.21 and a 52-week high of $8.95.

Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 8th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.04. Perceptron had a positive return on equity of 2.32% and a negative net margin of 21.55%. The business had revenue of $16.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.50 million. On average, equities research analysts expect that Perceptron will post $0.06 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Perceptron news, Director James A. Ratigan acquired 3,910 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 15th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.66 per share, with a total value of $29,950.60. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 2,247 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,212.02. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 10.31% of the company’s stock.

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Perceptron Company Profile

Perceptron, Inc develops, produces and sells a range of automated industrial metrology products and solutions to manufacturing organizations for dimensional gauging, dimensional inspection and three-dimensional (3D) scanning. The Company’s products include 3D machine vision solutions, robot guidance, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), laser scanning and advanced analysis software.

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