News articles about SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SEI Investments earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the asset manager an impact score of 46.8263172206289 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Analysts Expect SEI Investments (SEIC) Will Post Earnings of $0.75 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- SEI Investments (SEIC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Peeling Onion Back on SEI Investments Co. (NasdaqGS:SEIC) as PI Hits 0.96261 (parkcitycaller.com)
- SEI Investments Co. (SEIC): Stock under Close Observation: (mosttradedstocks.com)
- SEI Investments Co. (SEIC): Stock in Featured Spotlight: (stockquote.review)
A number of research firms have recently commented on SEIC. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of SEI Investments in a report on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub cut SEI Investments from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut SEI Investments from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 11th. William Blair cut SEI Investments from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $81.00 price target on SEI Investments and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $75.00.
SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The asset manager reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.10. SEI Investments had a return on equity of 29.07% and a net margin of 28.97%. The business had revenue of $405.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $408.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.55 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that SEI Investments will post 3.13 EPS for the current year.
In other news, EVP N Jeffrey Klauder bought 3,637 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $23.86 per share, with a total value of $86,778.82. Following the acquisition, the executive vice president now directly owns 45,831 shares in the company, valued at $1,093,527.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Stephen Meyer sold 4,524 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $77.59, for a total value of $351,017.16. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 97,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,584,267.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 45,348 shares of company stock valued at $3,448,312. Insiders own 17.30% of the company’s stock.
About SEI Investments
SEI Investments Co is a publicly owned asset management holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the firm provides wealth management, retirement and investment solutions, asset management, asset administration, investment processing outsourcing solutions, financial services, and investment advisory services to its clients.
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