ServiceNow (NOW) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.22

Press coverage about ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ServiceNow earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the information technology services provider an impact score of 45.8163351766763 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of ServiceNow (NYSE NOW) traded up $2.73 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $156.76. 1,755,323 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,009,451. The firm has a market capitalization of $27,070.00, a PE ratio of -180.18, a P/E/G ratio of 35.05 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.66, a quick ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.10. ServiceNow has a 12-month low of $83.42 and a 12-month high of $158.13.

ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The information technology services provider reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35. The firm had revenue of $546.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $532.74 million. ServiceNow had a negative net margin of 7.71% and a negative return on equity of 24.97%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 41.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.25 earnings per share. research analysts expect that ServiceNow will post 0.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NOW has been the subject of several research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies raised shares of ServiceNow from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Bank of America increased their price objective on shares of ServiceNow from $136.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on shares of ServiceNow in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of ServiceNow from $110.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $150.00 target price (up previously from $125.00) on shares of ServiceNow in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, twenty-eight have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $149.72.

In other news, CRO David Schneider sold 2,242 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.00, for a total transaction of $336,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive now owns 54,626 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,193,900. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Anita M. Sands sold 1,636 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.51, for a total transaction of $246,234.36. Following the sale, the director now owns 12,704 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,912,079.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 545,302 shares of company stock valued at $73,917,711. Corporate insiders own 3.30% of the company’s stock.

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ServiceNow Company Profile

ServiceNow, Inc is provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions that define, structure, manage and automate services for global enterprises. The Company offers a set of cloud-based services that automate workflow within and between departments in an enterprise. It provides workflow solutions, and focuses on service management for customer support, human resources, security operations and other enterprise departments.

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