News articles about ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing 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. ACI Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.6245889857306 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
ACI Worldwide (ACIW) opened at $22.68 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.16. ACI Worldwide has a 12 month low of $18.63 and a 12 month high of $25.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,690.00, a PE ratio of 70.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.23 and a beta of 1.30.
ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ:ACIW) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The technology company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.11) by $0.22. ACI Worldwide had a return on equity of 11.02% and a net margin of 3.72%. equities research analysts forecast that ACI Worldwide will post 0.54 earnings per share for the current year.
Several research firms have weighed in on ACIW. BidaskClub cut ACI Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut ACI Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. ACI Worldwide has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.00.
In other ACI Worldwide news, Director James Mcgroddy sold 30,000 shares of ACI Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.07, for a total transaction of $692,100.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 88,896 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,050,830.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 180,000 shares of company stock worth $4,069,200. Company insiders own 4.20% of the company’s stock.
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ACI Worldwide Company Profile
ACI Worldwide, Inc develops, markets, installs and supports a line of software products and services primarily focused on facilitating electronic payments. The Company also distributes or acts as a sales agent for software developed by third parties. Its products and services are used principally by financial institutions, retailers, billers and electronic payment processors, both in domestic and international markets.
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