SAP (SAP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about SAP (NYSE:SAP) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SAP earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the software maker an impact score of 45.9945190115478 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of SAP (NYSE:SAP) traded down $0.67 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $104.23. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,600,016 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,322,586. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 1.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $128,922.10, a P/E ratio of 27.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.87 and a beta of 1.11. SAP has a 12-month low of $92.51 and a 12-month high of $116.90.

A number of research analysts recently commented on SAP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised SAP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Argus boosted their price target on SAP from $118.00 to $130.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $120.00 price target on shares of SAP in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Desjardins raised SAP to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. Finally, Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of SAP in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $103.73.

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About SAP

SAP SE (SAP) is a software and service provider. The Company offers enterprise application software. The Company operates through two segments: Applications, Technology & Services segment, and the SAP Business Network segment. The Applications, Technology & Services segment is engaged in the sale of software licenses, subscriptions to its cloud applications, and related services (primarily support services and various professional services, and support services, as well as implementation services of its software products and education services on the use of its products).

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