Yext (YEXT) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Yext (NYSE:YEXT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Yext earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 42.6601348702188 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Yext (NYSE YEXT) opened at $11.56 on Thursday. Yext has a fifty-two week low of $10.58 and a fifty-two week high of $15.11.

Yext (NYSE:YEXT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 30th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.18) by ($0.01). Yext had a negative net margin of 40.63% and a negative return on equity of 157.17%. research analysts anticipate that Yext will post -0.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on YEXT shares. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Yext in a report on Sunday, November 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Yext from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Yext from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.20.

In other news, CEO Howard Lerman sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.94, for a total transaction of $323,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, President Brian Distelburger sold 8,160 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.02, for a total transaction of $106,243.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 627,920 shares of company stock worth $7,641,663.

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About Yext

Yext Inc is a knowledge engine provider. Yext puts business on the map. The Yext Knowledge Engine enables companies to manage their digital knowledge in the cloud and sync it to over 100 services in the PowerListings Network, including Apple Maps, Bing, Cortana, Facebook, Google, Google Maps, Instagram, Siri and Yelp.

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