Perceptron (PRCP) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Perceptron earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the scientific and technical instruments company an impact score of 47.7483597623599 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Perceptron (PRCP) traded up 1.03% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.86. 13,651 shares of the stock were exchanged. Perceptron has a 1-year low of $5.59 and a 1-year high of $8.95. The company’s 50 day moving average is $7.30 and its 200 day moving average is $7.72. The company’s market capitalization is $74.21 million.

Perceptron (NASDAQ:PRCP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 28th. The scientific and technical instruments company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.05 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $22.35 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.80 million. Perceptron had a positive return on equity of 1.00% and a negative net margin of 0.22%. Analysts predict that Perceptron will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Perceptron from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.25 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

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About Perceptron

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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