Verint Systems (VRNT) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Verint Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.6597452877388 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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VRNT has been the subject of a number of research reports. BidaskClub cut Verint Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised Verint Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target for the company in a research report on Saturday, December 23rd. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on shares of Verint Systems in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on Verint Systems from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Verint Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.83.

Shares of VRNT opened at $40.80 on Monday. Verint Systems has a one year low of $37.05 and a one year high of $44.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. The stock has a market cap of $2,614.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.05, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.01.

Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 28th. The technology company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.05. Verint Systems had a positive return on equity of 10.57% and a negative net margin of 0.58%. The company had revenue of $318.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $313.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.90 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Verint Systems will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Verint Systems

Verint Systems Inc provides actionable intelligence solutions and value-added services worldwide. Its Customer Engagement Solutions segment provides voice of the customer solutions, including interaction analytics, enterprise feedback, and digital feedback; workforce optimization solutions, such as intelligent recording, analytics-driven quality, coaching/learning, workforce management, work allocation, desktop and process analytics, robotic process automation, and performance management; employee engagement solutions comprising workforce optimization, knowledge management, employee desktop, case management, internal communities, gamification, mobile workforce apps, and voice of the employee; engagement channel solutions consisting of Web/mobile self-service, voice self-service, customer communities, email/secure messaging, Web chat, co-browse, mobile messaging, and social engagement; and security, fraud, and compliance solutions, including compliance recording, fraud and identity analytics, trading compliance, branch surveillance and investigation, and public safety compliance.

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