Blucora (BCOR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blucora earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 46.0782077126986 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have weighed in on BCOR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price on shares of Blucora in a report on Monday, November 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Blucora from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Blucora from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of Blucora from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

Shares of Blucora (BCOR) opened at $23.50 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.23. Blucora has a twelve month low of $14.30 and a twelve month high of $26.15. The firm has a market cap of $1,083.96, a PE ratio of -261.08, a P/E/G ratio of 0.71 and a beta of -0.17.

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About Blucora

Blucora, Inc is a provider of technology-enabled financial solutions to consumers, small business owners and tax professionals. The Company operates through the Wealth Management and Tax Preparation segments. The Company’s Wealth Management segment consists of HD Vest, which provides financial advisors with an integrated platform of brokerage, investment advisory and insurance services to assist in making each financial advisor a financial service center for his/her clients The Company’s Tax Preparation segment provides digital do-it-yourself (DDIY) tax preparation solutions for consumers, small business owners and tax professionals.

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